Four more years: Obama carries nation, Colorado

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Barack Obama smiles during the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, 2012. (Photo: CNN)

DENVER — President Obama has carried the state that hosted his party’s national convention in 2008, and it has helped him carry this year’s presidential election, according to our projections as well as projections from across the country.

On the national level, CNN had the President carrying the key swing states of Ohio and Florida.

Though he admittedly stumbled in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Obama recovered in Colorado and ended up carrying key voting districts in Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties.

Obama spoke with our Eli Stokols Tuesday afternoon, saying that he prepared two speeches for his Election Party Tuesday night — one in the result of victory, another for if he loses the presidency.

Winning Colorado, one of the key swing states in this year’s election, helped lead Obama to burn up that latter speech.

All day long, Obama told Stokols he never took the process of Election Day for granted.

“It is an extraordinary privilege to serve the people, whatever the office,” Obama said. “I have served as a state senator, a U.S. senator and now as the president. And each and every time I’ve been reminded that it is the people where power ultimately resides. I’m their representative, I’m their servant.”

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