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Democrats gaining ground in Broomfield

Here’s a look at general election results for the governor’s races over the past eight years.
Broomfield vote center at the George Di Ciero City and County Building.

It may come as no surprise that — like the rest of Colorado’s more populated communities — Broomfield has been increasingly turning blue over the past eight years, according to historical general election records from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.

The data shows that just over half of Broomfield registered voters chose a Democrat, John Hickenlooper, in the 2014 governor’s race. Then in 2018, nearly 60% of voters in Broomfield chose Gov. Jared Polis.

In Tuesday’s general election, nearly 67% of Broomfield registered voters marked their ballots for Polis, according to unofficial results:

  • Jared Polis/Dianne Primavera (D): 24,698 (66.67%)
  • Heidi Ganahl/Danny Moore (R): 11,696 (31.57%)
  • Kevin Ruskusky/Michele Poague (LBR): 413 (1.11%)
  • Danielle Neuschwanger/Darryl Gibbs (ACN): 162 (0.44%)
  • (Other >0.25%)
  • Total votes cast as of 11 p.m. on Election Day: 37,047

How Broomfield voted in the 2018 general election:

  • Jared Polis/Dianne Primavera (D): 21,405 (59.2%)
  • Walker Stapleton/Lang Sias (R): 13,582 (37.6%)
  • Scott Helker/Michele Poague (LBR): 871 (2.4%)
  • Bill Hammons/Eric Bodenstab (UNI): 290 (0.8%)
  • Total votes cast: 36,148

How Broomfield voted in the 2014 general election:

  • John Hickenlooper/Joe Garcia (D): 14,100 (51.1%)
  • Bob Beauprez/Jill Repella (R): 12,240 (44.3%)
  • Matthew Hess/Brandon Young (LBR): 592 (2.1%)
  • Harry Hempy/Scott Olson (GRN): 353 (1.3%)
  • Mike Dunafon/Robin J. Roberts (UN): 262 (1%)
  • (Other: >0.2%)
  • Total votes cast: 27,610

On the flip side, Republican gubernatorial candidates received just over 44% in 2014, down to just under 38% in 2018 and 32% in Tuesday’s general election, the state data shows.

Over the past two decades, Denver’s metro area and Boulder turned solidly blue, according to the historical elections reports. Tuesday’s unofficial results show that more than 80% of Denver and Boulder voters marked their ballots for Polis, who won statewide with 58% of the vote.