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Election 2012: Colorado counties presidential, marijuana results

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President Barack Obama’s county-by-county victories in Colorado virtually mirrored the vote to legalize marijuana use in the state – in all but eight mostly rural counties, pot passed in places that supported the president’s re-election bid and failed in places that supported Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Click to go to the map and data files download links. Only one county where the results were different – Weld, where voters backed both Romney and legalizing pot – was along Colorado’s highly populated Front Range. The rest were small, rural counties scattered across the high country, Western Slope and southwestern parts of the state. And in the view of several political operatives and observers, Obama’s broad support – he won six of seven Denver-Metro counties – may have played a big hand in the passage of Amendment 64, which legalized the possession and use of up to an ounce of marijuana by people 21 and older. Continue Reading →

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