11/06/2012 08:47 am ET

Colorado Election 2012: Live Updates On Obama, Mitt Romney And The Critical Swing State

The Colorado election is in the national spotlight on Tuesday as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney hope to win the state's 9 electoral votes.

As voters head out to the polls to cast ballots in the presidential race, the candidates are running extremely competitively against one another, according to the latest polls.

HuffPost's Mark Blumenthal reported over the weekend on the latest numbers out of Colorado and other critical swing states:

In all, HuffPost Pollster has entered over 120 new statewide polls into our database over the past week, most in the closely contested battlegrounds. This new data has done little to alter the overall polling snapshot, which continues to favor Obama in contested states like Wisconsin, Nevada, Iowa and Ohio by margins of 2 to 4 percentage points. The electoral votes from these four states, combined with those from other states where Obama leads Romney by wider margins, would give the President 277 electoral votes, just over the 270 need to win.

Four more states -- New Hampshire, Colorado, Virginia and Florida -- continue to show closer margins, with Obama holding a slight advantage in New Hampshire, Colorado and Virginia, while Romney has a slight edge in Florida. If the polling leaders were to carry each state where they currently lead by any margin, Obama would reach 303 electoral votes to 235 for Romney.

Voters in Colorado can cast ballots at the polls between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain time.

Check out the latest polls in states across the country below. Scroll down for our Election Day live blog.

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