Colorado Dems look to ditch Electoral College system

Colorado Dems look to ditch Electoral College system

[Ed. – At least until a presidential election where a Republican wins the popular vote.]

The Democratic-controlled Colorado State Senate voted this week to join other blue states in a pact aimed at getting rid of the Electoral College system.

The Senate on Monday approved a bill adding Colorado to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. That pact would change the way presidents are picked by allocating each state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote – regardless of how the state votes.

In theory, the game-changing compact only takes effect once it signs on states representing at least 270 electoral votes, the threshold to win the presidency. With the addition of Connecticut’s seven electoral votes last year, the group now has 172.

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Colorado would be the 13th jurisdiction to join the pact if the state’s House also passes it and the state’s Democratic governor signs it into law.

“This really is a victory for those who believe that every vote should be counted equally,” Democratic state Sen. Mike Foote told Fox Denver 31.

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