The maps on the wall at Democrat Rachel Zenzinger’s state Senate District 19 campaign headquarters in Arvada are a web of lines outlining voter precincts, each precinct speckled with marker colors. Some precincts are predominantly Republican, some predominantly Democratic, and there are numbers written onto each of them.
“479-480” reads one of them, another “412-410.” In 2014, Zenzinger lost that first precinct to incumbent Republican Sen. Laura Woods by one vote. She won the second one by two votes. It’s an eye-popping map in part because so many of the voter totals are separated by ultraslim margins.
“Yep, I know,” said Zenzinger looking up at the lines and numbers. “Every vote counts.”