Report: Republicans Hold Lead Over Democrats in Colorado

November 7, 2016 Updated: November 7, 2016

A poll shows that Republicans have taken an early lead in Colorado voting—by the end of the day on Friday.

According to the Denver Post, citing Colorado state polling figures, registered Republicans cast 652,380 ballots compared with 645,020 registered Democrats—an advantage of more than 7,000 votes.

It’s 35.2 percent Republican, 34.8 percent Democrat, and 28.5 percent unaffiliated, the Post reported.

Not all Republicans will vote for Donald Trump, the party’s nominee, while not all Democrats will vote for Hillary Clinton, the respective Democratic nominee.

Trump appeared in Colorado, a swing state, on Nov. 6 in Denver.

Metro State Political Science Professor Norman Provizer told The Denver Channel on Nov. 6 that Colorado is mostly leaning Democrat, but he noted that recent polls show that Trump is gaining stream. “In the eyes of both campaigns Colorado is competitive,” said Provizer.

“The latest revelations about nothing there, nothing to investigate no change in our conclusion that might be enough for those marginal voters to swing back to her and kind of erase that Trump advantage,” Provizer said, elaborating on FBI director James Comey’s move to review new emails connected with Clinton’s email server.

“The last couple of days everyone’s running around trying to pick up whatever votes they can capitalize on, what is in their favor. We’ve seen it in Colorado,” Provizer said, adding: “The last couple days can potentially matter a great deal.”

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