6 seats: 4R, 2D
Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)
- Voter Turnout: 20th (53%)
- Victory Margin: 30th (39%)
Facts in Focus
- In the
nine elections from 1982 to 2000, 49 out of 50 House
incumbents were re-elected.
- In 2000, fewer than four in ten adults in
Colorado voted for the person who represents them in the U.S. House
- Four of six House races were won
by landslide margins of 20% or more in 2000 – that 67% landslide index is
a return to the less competitive elections that marked the period
- 60% of those Colorado voters who supported
Democrats had their votes "wasted' on losers, while only 17% of
those who voted for Republicans wasted their votes in 2000.
Overall, close to 40% of the totals were wasted, and did
not count towards the election of any
- Joel Hefley (R), the only incumbent elected
before 1990, has won every election in 1992-2000 with more than 70%
of the vote.
Colorado ranked in 2000