11/07/2012 12:27 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2012

President Barack Obama Wins Colorado, Adds 9 Electoral Votes To His Reelection Win (PHOTOS)

By about 9:15 p.m. MST, President Barack Obama had been declared the winner of Ohio and shortly thereafter, he was projected to take another swing state: Colorado.

With 1.6 million votes counted, The Denver Post first called the centennial state for the president, reporting President Obama with 50 percent to Mitt Romney's 47 percent.

Despite his initial performance flop in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, President Obama was able to carry key swing counties, specifically, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Larimer County.

In 2008, President Obama's biggest wins were those two counties, which went for President George W. Bush in 2004.

This year is only the fifth time Colorado has voted Democrat since World War II.

Tonight President Obama made significant gains with the Latino vote, claiming an estimated 74 percent of Colorado's Latino vote, and just about 43 percent of the white vote.

According to CBS4 Denver, President Obama visited Colorado more than any previous president in history.



Colorado On Election Night 2012