Last night’s Democratic caucus in Colorado was one for the record books. Nearly 122,000 Coloradans caucused for the two presidential candidates, breaking the 2008 turnout record of 120,000.
In stark contrast, the Colorado GOP muffled its voters’ voices by deciding to scrap their caucus altogether – leading to some brutal press coverage like this editorial in The Denver Post, “Colorado GOP blundered on 2016 presidential caucus.”
It goes without saying that Coloradans are energized and ready to elect a Democrat as the 45th President of the United States, while Republicans are in disarray and denial that Donald Trump is well on his way to becoming the Republican nominee.
In response to this record-breaking turnout in last night’s Democratic caucus, CDP Chair Rick Palacio issued the following statement:
“I am incredibly proud that last night nearly 122,000 people came out to gather with their neighbors and to participate in Colorado’s Democratic caucuses. Last night’s attendance was record breaking, even exceeding that of 2008, showing that Democrats in all 64 of our counties are enthusiastic about our candidates and determined to advance a Democratic agenda of an economy that works for everyone, not just the lucky few.
“While many caucus locations operated at or above capacity, the obstacles we ran into last night were a result of the immense amount of energy that Democratic voters have about this year’s election.
“I am immensely thankful for the hundreds of local volunteers and county party leaders that organized our 3010 precinct caucuses at over 400 sites across the state. Without their passion for service, last nights record-breaking attendance would not have been possible.
“After seeing last night’s crowds, I’ve never been more optimistic that Coloradans will ensure that our Democratic nominee will be the next President of the United States; we will reelect Sen. Michael Bennet, regain our Democratic majority in the state senate and increase the numbers of elected Democrats across our state.”