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Democrats celebrate Colorado as ‘pocket of sanity’ amid national election results

Author: Ernest Luning - November 9, 2016 - Updated: November 10, 2016

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Colorado Democrats celebrated sweeping wins across the state on Tuesday night at a hotel in downtown Denver, but the election-night watch party felt more like a wake as the national map on large-screen televisions slowly turned more and more red, depicting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.