Two months after President Barack Obama’s executive order spared roughly five million illegal immigrants from deportation — including more than 100,000 in Colorado — those who would benefit from the policy say nothing’s changed.
The political fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration plan is playing out in Colorado, too, where Gov. John Hickenlooper called it “very controversial.”
Democrats ceded control of the Colorado state Senate to the GOP Saturday, setting up a divided Legislature after two years of Democratic control.
In Tuesday’s election, Republicans picked up at least two seats in the state House and could take control of the Senate, depending on how one lingering race turns out. That means Colorado would have a split legislature.
The votes are still being counted in Colorado’s gubernatorial race, and Gov. John Hickenlooper has taken a very slight lead.
Republicans have seized control of the Senate for the first time in eight years.
Many Coloradans didn’t waste time when they got their ballots in the mail this year.
Republicans have taken a big lead in mail-in votes cast in Colorado.
More than 1 million Coloradans have cast their ballots ahead of next week’s election.
Republicans could get help in the upcoming election from a voting block that has twice helped propel the president to victory. A new poll finds more millennials are voting with the GOP than Democrat this year.