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Here's Why Trump Failed To Win In Colorado

DENVER (CBS4) - Colorado was one of only a few battleground states that President-elect Donald Trump's campaign poured a lot of resources into and went on to lose.

Hillary Clinton won by a 47 percent to 45 percent margin.

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Suburban women and Latinos likely cost Trump in the Centennial State, according to CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd.

Shaun Boyd
Shaun Boyd (credit: CBS)

He lost the two big swing counties of Jefferson County and Arapahoe County to Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton and just didn't get big enough margins in Republican strongholds like Douglas County and El Paso County.


The Democrats had a massive get-out-the-vote operation in Colorado, with 30 offices and what they told CBS4 was 30,000 volunteers. It paid off, despite Trump visiting the state more than a dozen times over the last three months and dispatching his kids here as well.

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"Here's what I find interesting -- while Clinton and Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet won in Colorado, Republicans maintained control of the state senate and Republican Congressman Rep. Mike Coffman won his reelection, which was one of the most contested races in the country," Boyd said.

"I think Colorado is still a purple state."

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