Colorado Votes To Join Popular-Vote Pact, Bypass Electoral College

Colorado Votes To Join Popular-Vote Pact, Bypass Electoral College


Colorado signed onto the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact by passing Proposition 113 on Election Day.

The compact calls for states to give their electoral votes to the winner of the nationwide popular vote, making the Electoral College less meaningful, the Washington Examiner reported.

The compact has been signed onto by 15 states and the District of Columbia.

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The National Popular Vote Compact would go into effect only after enough states have joined to reach 270 electoral votes, thus giving the compact control over the outcome of the presidential election.

The Examiner reported that California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington have signed onto the compact, comprising 196 Electoral College votes.

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“The shortcomings of the current system of electing the President stem from ‘winner-take-all’ laws that have been enacted by state legislatures

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