Democrats have only had control of the Colorado state Senate for a few weeks, and already they’ve voted to give away Colorado’s vote in future presidential elections.
Instead of our nine electoral votes going to the candidate we vote for, the winner of the national popular vote would instead be handed all of Colorado’s votes.
There’s a reason only large or Democratic-controlled states are moving in this direction — Hillary Clinton would be president now under this system.
It gives all the power to elect presidents to heavily populated states, and silences the voice of flyover country overwhelmingly populated by Republicans.
In order for it to take effect, states with at least 270 electoral votes must pass a law — California, New York and New Jersey are already on board.
Republican State Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling says this bill would abdicate Colorado’s voice in presidential elections, and he’s right.
“Why would we want to cede any of our power to what the national popular vote says, to what California says, to what New York says?” Sonnenberg said.
Republicans tried to drive home their point by jokingly suggesting language stating Colorado would just be surrendering their vote to California. It would be funnier if it weren’t actually true.
Sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Mike Foote of Lafayette, the bill passed the Senate Monday and will soon be voted on in the House for final passage.
We fully expect Gov. Polis will gleefully sign it into law.
As someone who lived almost there entire life in Colorado who recently moved to the Midwest I find this move repugnant. If this becomes the state law they should relinquish all Senate and Representative seats in congress as well. This would then be consistent with ceding all power to other states that can make choices for the once great state of Colorado. If it does become law I hope it is challenged all the way to the Supreme Court to rule it unconstitutional.
I want names of the persons in Colorado Senate that took my right away to vote for the person I feel is most qualified to be President of the United States. I did not give up my right and would not give up my right to vote . Person’s stealing my rights should be locked up as a criminal because they are stealing my voice. No one has the right to do that and I will fight that to the death.
That can’t be legal on the federal level.
This is why allowing voter fraud is suicidal. Democrats in California and New York, etc, can now stuff the ballot boxes with millions of illegal votes and the Colorado Democrat Assembly just voted to steal away the people’s votes from their state. That cannot possibly pass a Constitutional challenge in the Supreme Court!
Please tell me there is somebody who is going to challenge this. They have just stolen my vote. Next they let illegals vote to ensure a democratic victory. Corruption at its highest level. If there is an organized protest, please let me know.
This will be challenged in federal courts and lose at the SCOTUS as this constitution is eminently clear.
Richard B Karsh
It seems to me that, as long as the Electoral College remains, that this law is illegal. when we vote in a presidential election we are actually voting for a slate of “electors” who then represent that state. Thus, although the election is ultimately for a federal official, it is actually a “state” election (in each of the states) and voters from other states are not legally registered voters in the state of Colorado; this law, in essence, illegally gives out-of-state voters the chance to vote in a Colorado election. Whether the election cycles trend towards democrats, republicans, libertarians, independents or others, it remains a state-by-state election. The logic is really the same as the 2 US senators/state, regardless of population…I suppose that would be the next thing that the party in power, whichever it is, may wish to overturn. Certainly, I see no way the US Supreme Court would overrule the “founding fathers” who framed out Constitution…but these are, indeed, rather strange times.