Colorado Moves To Bypass Electoral College: Will Assign Electoral Votes To Popular Vote Winner

Article author: 
Marc Slavo
Article publisher: 
Freedom Outpost
Article date: 
February 28, 2019
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
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2016 U.S. Presidential Electoral votes by county:
 
 
2016 basic electoral map by county
 
 
Certain political elements within the United States simply can’t deal with the fact that our Founders created a voting system that ensured limitations on mob rule stemming from a handful of cities throughout the country. To protect the rights of all Americans, including those living in smaller rural counties, they came up with the electoral college, a method by which all Americans from varying backgrounds and ideologies can be represented during a Presidential election....
 
Every time a Republican happens to win a Presidency, Democrats argue that the Electoral College is an archaic election method not representative of a democratic government....
 
... Colorado has come up with a plan that, at the very least, will likely wind up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
 
In the next election, Colorado aims to assign all electoral votes to the winner of the national Popular Vote, rather than then to the individual who brings in the most votes in their State, essentially invalidating the will of their own State citizens. Somehow, this makes sense to Colorado governor Jared Polis...
 
hile the U.S. Constitution establishes the Electoral College as the method by which a President is elected, it does not specify how each state chooses to assign its Electoral votes.
 
This will likely lead to Constitutional challenges from both sides.
 
Our view: This is how a Republic dies, should the Supreme Court fail to uphold current laws surrounding how votes are assigned and calculated.

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The importance of the Electoral College, by Fred Elbel, CAIRCO

The Electoral College is still right for America, by Rob Natelson, Complete Colorado, January 29, 2019.

An end-run around the Electoral College, by Peter Skurkissm, American Thinker, February 28, 2019.

Colorado Gov. Polis signs national popular vote bill into law, March 16, 2019.