Voters in Colorado support Obama for 2nd presidential term |

Voters in Colorado support Obama for 2nd presidential term

John Ingold and Allison Sherry / The Denver Post

— Colorado voters picked President Barack Obama on Tuesday, the first time the state backed a Democratic presidential candidate for a second term in 76 years.

A massive Obama get-out-the-vote effort executed through a combination of cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned boots on the ground turned out women, Latinos and young voters to help push the president over the finish line.

His win over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney came despite suffering a major setback last month when he was trounced by Romney during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver and even though exit polls showed that the No. 1 issue facing the country was the sluggish economy.

Colorado, which has nine electoral votes, was the scene of one of the most intense swing-state battles in the country. This year, the candidates and their running mates made roughly 45 campaign stops in Colorado.

The Democratic headquarters in downtown Denver was alight with energy and cheering as large television screens projected victories not only for Obama, but for a handful of Senate seats across the country.

Read the full story at The Denver Post’s website.