I met my next-door neighbors at the caucus last night. The Republican caucus was cancelled so it was only the Democrats voting.
The caucus was a complete madhouse. The organizers were completely unprepared for the crowd that turned up at the school hosting the event. I was surprised by the size of the crowd as my neighborhood, along with the surrounding neighborhoods, are generally viewed as Republican enclaves. The caucus started almost an hour late. Several hundred people were turned away because the school could not accommodate everyone who showed up.
My neighbor, Sheila, remarked that it looked like an AARP meeting because the crowd was older. My precinct, and the surrounding precincts, don’t have a lot of young voters as younger people can’t afford to buy houses in the area. The younger voters in attendance most likely lived at home.
My precinct elected three delegates, two for Hillary and one for Bernie. One voter in my precinct was undecided. One of my gay neighbors muttered that it was a wasted vote. He said it loud enough for all of the surrounding people to hear him. To me, it came across as bullying. I was appalled. So many gay people experience bullying, yet here was a gay man bullying a neighbor because she was undecided. His behavior was inexcusable.
Even though the majority of my district voted for Hillary, Bernie came out on top in the statewide results. It will be interesting to see how the election turns out. Will Colorado be a blue state or red state?