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Colorado Capitol Coverage

Colorado's Nine Electoral College Electors Cast Votes For Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

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Jeard Sutton of Greeley, Colo., one of Colorado’s nine Democratic presidential electors, takes the oath of office before he casts a vote for Joe Biden at the state Capitol on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in downtown Denver.";

The nine members of Colorado's electoral college, like their counterparts across the country, met Monday at the state Capitol to cast their votes in the 2020 presidential election.
There were no surprises at the Electoral College ceremony in Colorado, where more than 55% of voters chose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the country’s next president and vice president.

The public was not allowed to attend because of the pandemic, and a Republican worker at the state Capitol complained about being barred from watching it in person. But that was about the only drama at a ceremony that started with an ode to a very unusual election.

“Elections in 2020 included fires, pandemics, threat of foreign attack and extensive election misinformation,” Secretary of State Jena Griswold said.

She said Colorado’s election was incredibly successful despite those challenges. Then the nine electors, a group of Democrats mostly from the Front Range, were sworn in. After applying hand sanitizer and filling out some paperwork, the electors officially awarded Biden and Harris the state’s nine electoral votes.

Elector Victoria Marquesen, of Pueblo, said the vote brought some closure.

“It seems final,” she said. “You know, it seems like the election is final. We know it’s final but it’s just that much more clarification for everybody that it really was a democratic election.”

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