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Should Colorado drop out of the National Popular Vote Compact?

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    A ballot measure was put forth to undo Colorado's National Popular Vote compact law. If you're not familiar with it. It was a law passed last session in Colorado's legislature which gives the states electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote.

    Folks will of course argue that it takes the electoral power away from Colorado citizens. One article said:

    "The National Popular Vote would take away the individuality of states and lead us to sort of a mob rule, other-states-governing-smaller-states type election."

    So far 15 states, including Washington D.C. have passed the same laws agreeing to pool their votes for the national popular vote winner, regardless if the candidate won the state.

    What does everyone else think? I like it. I say that any law that takes away the power from the Electoral College should be passed.

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    Wow, I didn't know that was even a thing. This is a great way to bypass the electoral college system altogether. I'm not a fan of the electoral college, so I am all for this. 15 states, that's really good momentum for this. Interesting. Do you know when they all started doing this?
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    I didn't know there COULD be such a thing, especially 15 states doing it. I'd expect the number to be less with very stiff opposition. I'm not sure. But I know the law was passed last November in Colorado. I find it interested to see D.C. cooperating with this movement as well.
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    The National Popular Vote compact is the best thing I've seen short of a Constitutional Amendment getting rid of the Electoral College, which will be next to impossible to pass.

    I think about this in the simplest way possible - is the Electoral College fair? The answer is a resounding and unequivocal no. Your zip code determines whether your vote means anything or not. It's pretty much the most undemocratic way to select a leader there is.

    And this system has very real consequences. Four current Supreme Court Justices were nominated by a President that wasn't chosen by the people. We'd be living in a very, VERY different country if Presidents were chosen by the people and not the Electoral College.