Colorado’s Democrat Governor To Sign Bill Aimed At Bypassing Electoral College For Popular Vote

Democrats are trying as hard as they can to get rid of the Electoral College. They want big blue states to decide our national elections, the very thing the Electoral College is designed to prevent.

Now the governor of Colorado is preparing to sign a bill which would favor the popular vote.

The Hill reports:

Colorado governor will sign bill aimed at bypassing Electoral College

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) will sign a measure to award his state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, moving a countrywide coalition one step closer to circumventing the Electoral College.

In an interview Sunday, Polis called the Electoral College an “undemocratic relic” of the nation’s past, one he wants to see relegated to the dustbin of history.

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“I’ve long supported electing the president by who gets the most votes,” Polis told The Hill. “It’s a way to move towards direct election of the president.”

Colorado will become the 12th state to join the national popular vote interstate compact. Those 12 states and the District of Columbia, which has also passed a popular-vote bill, account for 181 electoral votes, just under 90 shy of the 270 votes a presidential candidate needs to win the White House.

The compact will not go into effect until the coalition includes states that add up to 270 electoral votes or more. Once it does go into effect, states that are part of the coalition would award their electoral votes en masse to the candidate who wins the national popular vote.

KOMO News has more on this:

More states join push to elect president based on popular vote

Colorado is the latest state to pass a bill which would change the way presidential candidates win office.

The state joins 11 others after passing a bill to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Under the compact, the candidate who receives the most popular votes nationwide would be be awarded the electoral college votes from participating states, even if the candidate lost in that state.

In order for the bills in states which have passed laws recognizing the agreement, a total of 270 electoral votes from participating states is needed.

Colorado has joined California, Connecticut, D.C., Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. That brings the compact to 181 electoral votes of the 270 needed.

This video from Prager University explains why the Electoral College matters:

This is all very simple.

Democrats know that with a popular vote, they have a better chance of winning elections. That’s why they’re trying so hard to change the rules.

 

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