Passed: Colorado Proposition 113, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Referendum

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Vote NO on 113 to preserve the Electoral College and Colorado's voice in Presidential elections
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Passed: Colorado Proposition 113, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Referendum.

In March of 2019 Gov. Jared Polis signed the controversial national popular vote bill to effectively nullify the Electoral College as established by the Constitution. The new law requires Colorado electors to the Electoral College to vote for the winner of the national popular vote for president and not the winner of the Colorado popular vote. The measure will only take effect if states with a total of 270 electoral votes agree to do the same.

A citizens referendum successfully gathered enough signatures to place the issue on the 2020 ballot so that voters, not politicians, can decide whether they wish to nullify the Electoral College.

Vote NO on Colorado Proposition 113 in order to preserve the Electoral College and Colorado's voice in Presidential elections.

From Ballotpedia:

Colorado Proposition 113, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Referendum, is on the ballot in Colorado as a veto referendum on November 3, 2020.

A "yes" vote supports Colorado joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would give the state’s nine electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote if states representing at least 270 Electoral College votes adopt the compact.

A "no" vote opposes making Colorado part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), thereby continuing to give the state's nine electoral votes to the presidential candidate winning the most votes in Colorado.

Approval of the veto referendum would uphold Senate Bill 42 (SB 42), which would enter Colorado into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC). The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an interstate compact to award member states' presidential electors to the candidate that receives the most votes nationwide (the national popular vote). The NPVIC will go into effect if states representing at least 270 Electoral College votes—the number required to win the presidency—adopt the legislation.

A NO vote on the referendum is a vote to reject Senate Bill 42, stopping Colorado from becoming a part of the compact.

Additional information.

 

These articles explain why it is important to vote NO on Colorado Proposition 113 in order to preserve the Electoral College and Colorado's voice in Presidential elections.

The Importance of the Electoral College, by Fred Elbel, CAIRCO.

5 minute Video: Do You Understand the Electoral College?, by Tara Ross, PragerU, May 17, 2015.

 

An end-run around the Electoral College, by Peter Skurkiss, American Thinker, March 7, 2019. See excerpts.

National Popular Vote frees candidates to ignore Colorado, by Greg Walcher, Complete Colorado, September 25, 2019. See excerpts.

'National Popular Vote' would mute Colorado's voice in picking our president, by Wil Armstrong, Colorado Politics, March 21, 2020. See excerpts.

As the Electoral College Goes, So Goes the Constitution, by Michael M. Uhlmann, American Mind,September 2, 2019. See excerpts.

Eroding the Constitution: Gov. Polis signs national popular vote bill into law, Fox, March 16, 2019. See excerpts.

 

Denver Post and Jared Polis are hazardous to Colorado Freedom, by Dennis Jamison, Canada Free Press, August 27, 2019. See excerpts.

National Popular Vote repeal effort to appear on 2020 Colorado ballot, Complete Colorado, August 30, 2019. See excerpts.

The One-Two Punch to Knock Out Electoral Democracy, by Michael S. Kochin, American Greatness, June 24, 2019. See excerpts.

National Popular Vote statute violates Colorado Constitution says DU law professor, by Scott Weiser, Complete Colorado, September 8, 2020. See excerpts.

 

NPV an unserious idea, let’s improve the Electoral College, by Ari Armstrong, Complete Colorado, September 15, 2020.

The case against National Popular Vote in Colorado, by Mike Rosen, Complete Colorado, September 21, 2020.

No on Prop 113; National Popular Vote bad for Colorado, by Mike Millman, Complete Colorado, September 25, 2020.

 

Vote NO on Colorado Proposition 113 in order to preserve the Electoral College and Colorado's voice in Presidential elections.

 

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