Amendment 69, ColoradoCare, soundly defeated

A constitutional amendment that would have created a single-payer healthcare system in Colorado has been defeated.

Just 24 percent of Colorado votes have been counted, but the margin is huge.

More than 81 percent of Colorado voters said no, compared to just 19 percent who voted yes.

The measure faced a steep uphill battle as even many progressive groups came out against the plan for a variety of reasons.

Erica Meltzer

Author: Erica Meltzer

Erica Meltzer covers government and politics. She's worked for newspapers in Colorado, Arizona and Illinois and once won a First Amendment Award by showing up in the wrong place at the wrong time. She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay and can swear fluently in Guarani. She gets emotional about public libraries. Contact Erica Meltzer at 303-502-2802, or @meltzere.