Colorado governor signs law that gives state’s electoral votes to national popular vote winner

Over two years later, butt hurt from Hillary’s loss still alive and well.

From MSN (via CNN): Colorado could be part of voting history next general election day, joining 11 other states looking to ensure that their electoral college votes echo the will of the American majority to elect the next president.

Gov. Jared Polis (demorat) signed a law Friday that would allot the state’s electoral college votes to whichever candidate won the national popular vote. The Washington Post previously reported the law’s signing.

The trend comes as Americans have shown greater support in recent years for a more democratic presidential election process, without the translational risks of the electoral college. But the daunting requirement of changing the Constitution, where the electoral college is formally codified, has posed a challenge to both public and political support for the issue.

The state’s legislation would only take effect if enough other states sign on to secure the cumulative 270 electors needed to elect a president, and Colorado’s votes raise the current total to 181 electors. Most states have winner-take-all laws in place dictating that their electors go towards whichever candidate takes the state’s popular majority, while Maine and Nebraska opt to proportionally split their electors based on the vote.

The eleven other states that have signed on — California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington state — as well as the District of Columbia and now Colorado, make up the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. New Mexico, which has five electoral votes, sent a bill to the governor’s desk to elect the president by popular vote and may soon join the group as well.

And the electoral college had been contentious not long ago. In 2016, President Donald Trump won the presidential vote with 306 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 232 votes. But Clinton won the popular vote, garnering 48.5% of the vote to Trump’s 46.4%.

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Dr. Eowyn
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Other “blue” states are doing this as well.

I can’t emphasize enough how serious this is. Since population-dense big cities, especially those on the coasts, vote Democrat, this will ensure that Demonrats will win every presidential election henceforth.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

To state the obvious, this is NOT what The Framers had in mind. Rewriting the Constitution to suit political hacks is a stupid and dangerous move. The Framers did not declare this to be a “democracy”. It was, from the beginning, a “republic”. Secondly, with so many states like California deciding to ignore federal laws and even abet crimes, maybe its time to look at that development. Are member states simply “encouraged” to follow laws? How can we depend upon them when needed? Personally, party politics is silly to me. The idea of “parties” should only have a minor role… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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This is absolutely unconstitutional, and this is more than just getting rid of Trump: This is an actual all-out attempt to steal elections from now on and destroy this Republic.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: YOU HAD BETTER WAKE UP.

William
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William

At variance with the conventional narrative, Clinton didn’t win anything. Her vote totals included at least 3 million illegals and untold millions of manufactured votes. Bev Harris at Black Box Voting stated that she managed to steal five states but still couldn’t pull it off. So nullifying the EC should fix that. The country is not really divided along party lines, the political parties being merely loose philosophical aggregations. Here (Mass) people reflexively pull the D lever and always will because the Demon party to them represents working class interests. They can’t realize that they are voting for totalitarian statism,… Read more »

GRIZZ
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GRIZZ

Our sodomite governor and Dims somehow won ALL the elections last November .
Doesn’t seem like our vote counts in state elections either
Given the Republicans party doesn’t even know when elections are due to the total lack of campaigning.
Now they are trying to outlaw fracking which employs thousands.
Oh and don’t forget the all day rugrat care that will consume 80% of ALL taxes.
Mexifornia here we come

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Can you say voter fraud. It’s been bad before but will become the norm. Goodbye everybody.

Lana
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Lana

I really don’t know how this can stand unchallenged. This is a federal constitutional law. This is not a prerogative of states rights.- not that it has made much difference with the liberal anarchists running things. Really, if this stands then as Lophatt said, We have no country. It’s nothing but a free for all, I guess that is, unless you happen to be a Christian, or a conservative who wants to have some degree of sovereignty over his life, then you are Persona Non Grata, enemy of the state.

kjf
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kjf

How about we all agree to let NYC, LA, Chicago, and Houston to just pick el presiendente?

Jo
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Jo

Without California, Trump would have won the popular vote by 1.7 million, excluding the massive amount of illegals that voted.

Jackie Puppet
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Jackie Puppet

Not only are states giving electoral votes to the popular winner, they’re also demanding that all presidential candidates publicly release their tax returns, even though there’s no legal requirement to do so – or else they won’t even be permitted to be on the ballot. Funny how they never demanded proof of US citizenship a decade or so earlier for candidates. Trump supposedly has said he’ll go after voter fraud with a vengeance in time for next year’s elections. But he better get his ass in gear long before the primaries, and do something about it, not just say that… Read more »

Glenn47
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Glenn47

It breaks my heart that a state I once lived in and adored was finally absorbed by thousands of Californians moving in. The same happened to Austin, Tx. Like Muslims, they are seeping in all over.

MarkyMark
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MarkyMark

I have a simple question: what happens if Candidate A wins the state popular vote, while Candidate B wins the national popular vote? If that state allocates its electoral votes to the national popular vote winner, in this case Candidate B, isn’t that going against the will of that state’s population who voted for Candidate A?

TrailDust
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Here comes mob rule.

Richard Orberson
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Richard Orberson

Colorado has become a joke you can’t make a cake in Colorado without government permission. now you can’t Under the constitution of the United States in Colorado without government permission

Lon Spector
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Lon Spector

Only the direct intervention of Jesus Christ can prevent Satan from winning as the outcome of the 2016 election proved. Only God is powerful enough to defeat Satan.