Colorado passes bill that would award state’s electoral votes to candidate who won the popular vote nationally.

By |2019-02-03T09:29:24+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Sounds like a good plan to me. 

Courtesy of The Hill:

The Colorado Senate this week passed a bill that would award the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the nationwide popular vote.

The Senate passed the measure along party lines in a 19-16 vote Tuesday, sending the bill to the state House for consideration.

The bill, known as the national popular vote interstate compact, was sponsored by state Sen. Mike Foote (D), would require Colorado members of the Electoral College to cast their vote for the winner of the national popular vote.

The state’s nine electoral votes currently go toward the candidate who wins the majority of votes in Colorado.

The national popular vote interstate compact is an agreement among 11 states and the District of Columbia, but would only go into effect if there are enough electoral votes to influence the final Electoral College vote tally.

The states in the pact have 172 electoral votes — 98 short of the 270 needed to win the Electoral College.

I think it is time to simply do away with the electoral college and put the vote back into the hands of the individual voter. 

I think would inspire a greater turnout and make it much harder to steal the presidency. 

I know for instance in Alaska that people do not vote because they just assume that the state’s three electoral votes will always go to the Republican candidate. 

If that were not the case I think more people would feel that their vote really mattered. 

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7 Comments

  1. anon February 4, 2019 at 6:59 am - Reply

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  5. anon February 4, 2019 at 8:35 am - Reply

    “Put the vote back into the hands of the individual voter”.

    Well said.

  6. Anonymous February 11, 2019 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Doing away with the electoral college would require a Constitutional amendment and that is not going to happen.

    This work around, however, is the easiest way to eliminate the electoral college without changing the constitution.

    Of course you know the states that would never pass similar laws. That’s why it’s still 98 votes short.

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