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Prop 113's election scheme: bad for Colorado, worse for rural voters


Last updated 9/30/2020 at 9:44am


By Mark Hillman

Proposition 113 on this year's ballot is a rare example of Colorado citizens rising up to say "STOP!" when the State Legislature allows partisan rancor to cloud common sense.  Last year, legislators passed a bill which would award Colorado's crucial nine votes in the Electoral College – which actually determines who will be President – to the winner of the fictional national popular vote (NPV).

This short-sighted strategy diminishes the voice of Colorado voters in choosing the President.  It's especially harmful to rural Colorado where votes are so spars...

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Reader Comments(1)

Jchamber writes:

This story (opinion) is the typical pretzel logic engaged by repubs who will corrupt an election in any way possible. They don't like honest, clear and straightforward voting systems. That's why the electoral colege was created in the first place. Our founding fathers didn't trust citizens to know the issues or the candidates, so it was much to their advantage to be able to have an edge by which to manipulate and negate our votes, just as in 2000 and again in 2016. With clear evidence that the r


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