Republicans lead on ballot returns By Bente Birkeland • Nov 7, 2016 TweetShareGoogle+Email On the eve of Election Day, Republicans in Colorado have turned in more ballots compared to Democrats and unaffiliated voters. This is a switch from earlier returns. Listen Listening... / 0:48 Tags: Bente Birkelandstatecolorado republicanscolorado democratselections pageTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Voter turnout party gap is narrowing By Bente Birkeland • Nov 4, 2016 The gap is narrowing between Republicans and Democrats who have turned in ballots so far in Colorado. Hickenlooper looks to make budget cuts in 2017 By Bente Birkeland • Nov 2, 2016 Governor John Hickenlooper’s nearly $29 billion budget proposed for the next fiscal year would increase state spending, but also make cuts in key areas. Secretary of State defends Colorado voting system By Bente Birkeland • Nov 3, 2016 Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams says the state’s voting system is secure. This comes after Donald Trump expressed concerns about the mail ballot process over the weekend.