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Colorado Latest State To Join Popular Vote Compact As Battle Ramps Up

States that join the Compact agree to award their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote

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The popular vote has become incredibly popular among Democrats, a measure they have doubled down on since Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Trump in 2016 when she won the popular vote. As a result of last week’s elections, Colorado is the latest state to decide to join what has been dubbed “the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.”

States that have joined the Compact agree to award their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote. 15 states and D.C. have already joined the pact, which currently accounts for 196 electoral votes. The magical 270 electoral votes do still have a place in the Compact.

“That 270 matters: The states that have approved legislation to join the compact agreed it would not take effect until the 270 threshold is reached. Once it does, those states will have the power to use their Electoral College votes to elect a winner, according to the popular vote” writes NBC News. “This uses the Electoral College to effectively phase out the Electoral College, though it would not apply to states that do not sign up.”

The notion of an amended voting process brings both critical and favorable opinions. Sylvia Bernstein, the coordinator for the Yes on National Popular Vote campaign believes this “shouldn’t be a partisan issue.” The reason is “pretty simple” she says. “The candidate with the most votes should win, just the way it happens in every other election in this country.”

Bernstein also said it would force candidates to campaign across the entire country and not be compelled to focus on swing states. “Right now, we see both candidates hunkered down in Pennsylvania. You know, Pennsylvania has nothing to do with Colorado or California or Texas.”

Opponents of the concept, however, say a National Popular Vote would result in many states being forced to cede power. “The presidential election is the only election we have where states sovereignty and the state’s population is combined for one voice,” said the mayor of Monument, Colorado, Don Wilson, who is a Republican and co-founder of Coloradans Vote.

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23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. John Dickson

    November 12, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    vulcan.jd44@gmail.com Popular votes are the way of Communist, socialist regimes and banana republics. It must not be so in this beloved nation!

    • Jay78

      November 14, 2020 at 9:37 am

      This is another attempt for leftist and coasters to impose their broken systems on everyone! You are 100% correct
      Has to be stopped
      Wake up America before it is too late to turn back !!!

  2. Mike Overkamp

    November 12, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    So does this mean if say Colorado popular vote went to party A but overall popular vote went to a party b that Colorado would cast all of their electoral votes to party B? Eliminating electoral college effectively ensure mob rule by a handful of large urban centers. No way is that representative democracy.

    • Jim Schreiber

      November 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm

      Why would any state voluntarily give up their wishes to states with large majority of the population? It makes no sense unless you are a democrat and want the big states make decisions for your state… You will essentially have no say in the election. No sense in votine because you will not be able to control any vote…

  3. Lion’sBreath

    November 12, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    DUMB IDEA!

    The founding fathers knew that cities with the largest populations would determine the outcome of elections by having the majority of the votes. This “pact” makes the people who live in rural areas bow to majority rule. California and NY have more corporate interests than farmers in Idaho and the Dakotas.

    There should be legislation written to block sovereign states from imposing their political bias on other states.

  4. Brent

    November 12, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Unbelievable. Our founding Fathers are far smarter and forward thinking than many of the Dems give credit. If this happens those of us in “flyover” country will have no say in the presidential election and it will be dominated by the coastal elites.

  5. Bruce Barnes

    November 12, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    This is no differ t than doing away with the Electoral College. This will go to the Supreme Court I’m sure.

    • NEPT

      November 13, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      The way the Electoral college is detailed in the
      US Constiution protects smaller states from being bullied by large states. That is the point.
      So. Is that legal? Does Colorado US House representatives and US Senators plan to change the US Constitution?

  6. Jac

    November 12, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Now is the time to gather power and cede from the UNION! There is no way in HELL for the weaker STATES to Defeat the DEMONCRATS! We don’t need their rules and LAWS to bring us DOWN to nothing but INDENTURED SERVANTS!

  7. Dave W

    November 12, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    This is being pushed by the Democrats because it gives them an advantage.

  8. Miles

    November 12, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Then, all it will take is one or two corrupt states to commit fraud to win elections. They will add as many ballots as they need to to win the popular vote and instead of those bad apples being ‘quarantined’ by the Electoral college, they will infect the entire Nation. This is a coup plot, and it’s supporters can be divided into two camps; morons & and evil geniuses. THIS MUST BE STOPPED

  9. Sean

    November 12, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    What are the 15 states. Have these states already gone to Biden? Any states that went for Trump that would overturn because of this stupid pact?

  10. Tony

    November 12, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    This would give States that join power over States that do not join. My opinion is that this is unconstitutional.

  11. David P. Rice

    November 12, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    If California allows a million non-citizens to vote then this would be leveraged across the nation? Is this the intent?

  12. Michael

    November 12, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Article 1, Section 10. Constitution of the United States.
    “No state shall, without consent of Congress… enter into any agreement or compact with another state.

  13. Tony @

    November 12, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    F*^k you Colorado. Real Communist. You have stooped to a new low…. what’s next… a cluster f**k fir the illegals!!!

  14. Ryan Gallagher

    November 12, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Then audit California where even though it’s a majority for the Dems it gives them the biggest lead in popular votes. New some sent millions of ballots out. I personally know four people that got two ballots. Once you audit California you may take that popular vote down considerably.

  15. Mike

    November 12, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Gotta believe this will be challenged in the Supreme Court if it were true or ever happen! Sure it is not constitutional! Beside it would cause another civil war as small states would secede from the US.

  16. Doug

    November 12, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    My thoughts also

  17. Jacquelyn

    November 12, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you for having the courage and spirit to see the truth!
    Us American Patriots appreciate you and what you are doing to help with the cause.

  18. Nick Kuz

    November 12, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I live in Alaska my vote never is counted our polls are still open n they announce the winner
    This year was a little adventure I call we didn’t know
    So popular vote seem like a good thing
    In 32 years I never voted for a president cause I knew who the president be by the time polls close so I left it blank this year I voted mail in so not sure if its counted or dropped in garbage
    I forgot to put it in envelope it came with a half envelope I sealed it then saw the envelope
    So I really don’t care at this time , who I voted they won just for Biden I voted against but Alaska don’t count we were never this close Alaska be deciding state
    So I prefer every vote count who has more be our president then I know my vote counted as my neighbor

  19. Julie

    November 13, 2020 at 9:32 am

    How do states unilaterally change federal law? Morons …

  20. Linda Mewis

    November 14, 2020 at 10:15 am

    I live in Colorado. I am 61 years old and have never missed voting in an election. If this passes, I will never vote again. Why bother? NY and California will decide for us. That is how the popular vote works. The electorial college was devised so every state could have a say. Colorado is half republican. Because of the urbanites who vote democrat we conservatives never are heard. They need to split the electorial votes in this state. It never passes, but now we are giving our vote away to big states who control the popular vote. This is garbage and UN American. Useless idiots who voted for this. I hope it comes back to you and bites you in the ass. The fraud in 2020 election is sickening
    We are supposed to believe that Trump who fills stadiums loses to a gaffe machine who can’t fill up a restroom?How stupid do you think we are? I put up with Obama and didnt like it, but Biden will never be my president. Of course he won’t last long with Kamala chomping at her bit to take his place. God have mercy on this country and bless President Donald J. Trump our real President.

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