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LIVE updates from Election Day 2016

Voter Kevin O'Connell fills out paperwork Tuesday at the Routt County Courthouse annex building while waiting in line to cast his ballot in this year's presidential election. Election officials said they had people waiting to vote when they opened Tuesday morning, and because of light early voting, they were expecting a busy day.
John F. Russell

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12:35 p.m. Donald Trump wins White House in astonishing victory

11:30 p.m. Closing the deal: Strong Trump showing shocks Routt County voters

11:25 p.m. Voters approve tax on future rural pot grows by 27 percentage points

11:20 p.m. Incumbent Democrat Tim Corrigan takes race for Routt County commissioner

10:45 p.m. State Rep. Mitsch Bush wins 3rd term in House District 26

10:20 p.m. Updated Routt County election results (with 450 ballots left to count) — Hillary Clinton, 6,819 votes, 54.9 percent; Donald Trump, 4,620 votes, 37.2 percent.

• Hayden: Referendum 3D (school bus money): yes, 682 votes, 56.46 percent; no, 526 votes, 43.5 percent. Referendum 2A (bond for road improvements): yes, 225 votes, 30.5 percent; no, 514 votes, 70 percent. Referendum 2B (mill levy increase for town operating revenue): yes, 195 votes, 26.6 percent; no, 539 votes, 73.4 percent. Referendum 2C (sales tax increase): yes, 291 votes, 39.1 percent; no, 453, 60.9 percent. Hayden Town Council (four people running for three positions): Ashley McMurray, 497 votes; Charles Forrest, 411 votes; Richard “Festus” Hagins, 326 votes; Brodie Farquhar, 308 votes.

• Referendum 3C (Steamboat kindergarten mill levy): yes, 4,870 votes, 51.3 percent; no, 4,616 votes, 48.7 percent. Referendum 1A (Routt County excise tax on pot): yes, 7,707 votes, 63.4 percent; no, 4,450 votes, 36.6 percent. Referendum 5A (South Routt Medical Center): yes, 890 votes, 59.2 percent; no, 614 votes, 40.1 percent.

• Races: Routt County Commissioner District 1: Tim Corrigan (D), 6,490 votes, 54.3 percent; Bob Dapper (R), 5,459 votes, 45.7 percent. State Rep. District 26: Diane Mitsch Busch (D), 7,391, 61.9 percent; Michael Cacioppo (R), 4,541 votes, 38 percent. State Senate District 8: Randy Baumgardner (R), 5,616 votes, 47.6 percent; Emily Tracy (D), 6,173 votes, 52.4 percent.

10:15 p.m. Early results show kindergarten mill levy in Steamboat Springs narrowly approved

9:35 p.m.: Hayden rejects tax increases, except buses

9:30 p.m.: South Routt votes ‘yes’ to protect fate of medical center

9 p.m.: Hayden Town Council (four people running for three positions): Ashley McMurray, 492 votes; Charles Forrest, 407 votes; Richard “Festus” Hagins, 323 votes; Brodie Farquhar, 305 votes.

8:53 p.m.: Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado has won re-election to a second full term, defeating Republican challenger Darryl Glenn. According to the Associated Press, Bennet once was considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats this year.

8:50 p.m.: Hillary Clinton wins Colorado with 59 percent of the vote.

8:40 p.m.: The undervote for president among Routt County voters was 343 votes or 2.7 percent

8:35 p.m.: 72.7 percent of active voter ballots have been counted.

8:30 p.m.: Routt County presidential results — Hillary Clinton, 55.1 percent; Donald Trump, 37 percent.

8:30 p.m.: More Hayden results — Referendum 3D (school bus money): yes, 56.2 percent; no, 43.7 percent.

8:30 p.m.: Hayden issues — Referendum 2A (bond for road improvements): yes, 30.3 percent; no, 69.6 percent. Referendum 2B (mill levy increase for town operating revenue): yes, 26.5 percent; no, 73.4 percent. Referendum 2C (Hayden sales tax increase): yes, 39 percent; no, 61 percent.

8:20 p.m. Referendum 3C (kindergarten mill levy): yes, 4,564 votes, 51 percent; no, 4,451 votes, 48.8 percent. Referendum 1A (county excise tax on pot): yes, 63.6 percent; no, 38.3 percent. Referendum 5A (South Routt Medical Center): yes, 856 votes, 59.3 percent; no, 587 votes, 40.7 percent.

8:14 p.m. Early results are in. County Commissioner District 1: Tim Corrigan (D), 6,275 votes, 54.4 percent; Bob Dapper (R), 5,247 votes, 45.5 percent. State Rep. District 26: Diane Mitsch Busch (D), 7,146, 62 percent; Michael Cacioppo (R), 4,367 votes, 38 percent. State Senate District 8: Randy Baumgardner (R), 5,396 votes, 47.4 percent; Emily Tracy (D), 5,983 votes, 52.5 percent.

7:45 p.m. So far, 13,472, or 68.5 percent, of the 16,961 active voter ballots in Routt County have been cast — 32.4 percent Democrat, 29.4 percent Republican, 36.4 percent unaffiliated. In 2008, 90 percent of the 13,110 active voters voted. In 2012, 87 percent of the 14,591active voters voted.

7:33 p.m. Still waiting for Routt County Clerk to release election results.

7 p.m. Polls closed. Voters sitting on floor of Routt County Courthouse filling out paper ballots.

6:30 p.m. There’s still a long line of voters at the Routt County Courthouse with 30 minutes left until the polls close.

6 p.m. Hillary Clinton takes Maryland, Rhode Island, District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey and Massachusetts, and Trump takes Oklahoma, Tennessee and Missouri. Too close to call in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Clinton has 68 electoral votes to Trump’s 48.

5 p.m. According to the Associated Press, Donald Trump wins Kentucky and Indiana. Clinton takes Vermont.

2 p.m. The line to vote in person at the historic Routt County Courthouse is long with voters reporting they waited in line for an hour and a half to cast their ballots.

11 a.m. Both Democrats and Republicans continue to get out the vote on Election Day with representatives from both parties waving signs in downtown Steamboat Springs.

10 a.m. Routt County Clerk Kim Bonner reports that 10,697 ballots have been processed. She said the first election results will be announced shortly after the polls close at 7 p.m.

9:40 a.m. The Routt County Clerk’s Office issued the following news release: “Election staff will be receiving your ballots until 7 p.m. today, Nov. 8. All ballots have to be dropped-off by 7 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse in Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek Town Hall and Hayden Town Hall. You can also vote at these locations. If you have any questions, please call 970-879-0108.”

8 a.m. Voters were lined up outside the historic Routt County Courthouse early this morning. Election officials reported that voters were already in line when polls opened at 7 a.m.


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