It would seem illogical to want to basically nullify the votes for president from your state.
But that’s just what the Democratically-controlled Colorado legislature has decided to do.
Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has just signed a bill into law that would give Colorado’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, basically nullifying any reason to vote in Colorado for president.
From The Denver Channel:
Polis signed the National Popular Vote bill Friday after it passed both chambers of the state legislature mainly along party lines, with Democrats overwhelmingly in support of the bill.
Colorado joins 11 other states and Washington, D.C. in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would go into effect if states that have 270 electoral votes all join the compact.
It’s a sneaky way to avoid having to amend the Constitution which they know they never could.
They’re getting disturbingly close to the number they need to nullify the Electoral College.
Colorado’s nine electoral votes now make that number 181 votes.
It basically means if that were to go through there would be no reason to care about what those states like Colorado think or to campaign there, but rather just run up the vote totals as much as you could in the liberal bastions of New York and California to control the country.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold released the following statement after the bill signing:
“As Secretary of State, I’m guided and inspired by the principle of “One Person, One Vote.” The National Popular Vote upholds this principal and ensures that every citizen’s vote matters equally regardless of geography, race, income, religion, or gender. I applaud Governor Polis and the General Assembly for passing this important law and joining Colorado into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.”
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This is exactly what the Founders didn’t want, and the reason they created the Electoral College.
Because the United States isn’t run by mob rule, it isn’t a direct democracy, but a constitutional republic and a collection of States. It was created specifically to look out for the interests of each state and not have them overwhelmed by the more populous states or cities.
But the failure of many on the left either to not understand and/or trade it for the short-term political gain is pretty troubling.
In a bit of irony, they didn’t even put it out to the voters in Colorado to decide, thereby being completely hypocritical by not getting the “popular vote” on the question.