Colorado’s political historian, Dick Wadhams, did some digging when a former state representative asked: “When was the last time a Democratic candidate for president carried Colorado while a Republican was winning the presidency?”
Wadhams told former state Rep. Rob Witwer that “unless my research is wrong” the last time was in 1908 when Democrat William Jennings Bryan carried Colorado but Republican William Howard Taft won the presidency. Bryan won the Democratic nomination for president in 1908 in Denver.
Hillary Clinton will receive Colorado’s nine electoral votes during a ceremony in the governor’s office on Dec. 19. Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams will participate in the ceremony.
*If your research shows something different, please let me know: Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us.