Colorado

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 of Representatives.
  • 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 of 1982-96.
  • 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 representative.
  • Joel Hefley (R), the only incumbent elected before 1990, has won every election in 1992-2000 with more than 70% of the vote.


How Colorado ranked in 2000
 


 
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