Colorado joined a compact of states that have pledged to pool their presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.
Democratic Gov. Polis signed into law a bill under which Colorado joins 11 other states plus the District of Columbia in what’s called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Colorado foolishly gives away its power granted by the founders to make sure states have a say, not the general population. States elected the president, not the mob. https://t.co/6Q0LmWTolK
— Founders Intent:10th (@FoundersIntent) March 16, 2019
The bill, known as the national popular vote interstate compact, was sponsored by state Sen. Mike Foote and will require Colorado members of the Electoral College to cast their vote for the winner of the national popular vote.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed into law Friday a bill that would award the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote.
Polis signed the measure after both chambers of the state’s legislature passed the bill last month along party lines, with Democrats pulling heavily for the measure.
Colorado now joins 11 other states and the District of Columbia as part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
“It is important to understand that the National Popular Vote bill significantly amplifies Colorado’s voice in choosing the president of the United States,” John Koza, chairman of National Popular Vote, said in a press release.
The joint agreement only goes into effect if enough states sign on to total the number needed to win the presidency — 270 electoral votes.
The addition of Colorado’s nine electoral votes brings the total to 181. More
The Dems can call it whatever they like but it’s nothing less than voter disenfranchisement. CO citizens need to recall any Pol who voted for this disgrace. https://t.co/e2gOjaeSdS
— A #1, Emperor of the North Pole (@railboss) March 16, 2019
This is crazy. Colorado is effectively volunteering to give up their representation in the federal government to the most populated states.
It totally ignores the will of Colorado voters. So, hypothetically if 90% of the voters vote for a candidate that doesn’t win the popular vote, none of their votes matter.