Another Colorado city joins opposition to Colorado national popular vote law

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Referendum to go to Colorado voters in 2020
Article author: 
Rachel Riley, The Gazette
Article publisher: 
Colorado Politics
Article date: 
23 August 2019
Article category: 
Colorado News
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Woodland Park has joined two other Colorado Springs-area communities in opposing a controversial new state law that would award Colorado's nine Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide....

City Councilman Noel Sawyer, who introduced the resolution, reiterated a concern that many of the law's opponents share — it goes against the system that the framers of the U.S. Constitution created.
"They also wanted a president that was popular across the nation and not isolated to a certain part of the country," said Sawyer, who added that the formation of the Electoral College was "ingenious."
The Monument Board of Trustees and Fountain City Council passed similar resolutions in July....
...  it's drawn fierce blowback from many, including Monument Mayor Don Wilson, who's leading an effort to put a measure on the 2020 ballot that would give state voters a chance to void the law.  
The opposition group, called Protect Colorado's Vote, submitted more than 227,000 signatures in a referendum petition to the Secretary of State's Office on Aug. 1 — far more than the 124,632 needed to get the question on the ballot....

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