Roger Anghis posted an update January 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Colorado Democrats want to subdue the Constitution by eliminating the Electoral College
Colorado Democrats, reeling from the 2016 electoral trouncing of Hillary Clinton, want to subdue the 12th Amendment and elect presidents by popular vote.
Democratic state Sens. Mike Foote, Emily Sirota and Jeni James Arndt made their first order of business the introduction of Senate Bill 19-042 “to elect the president of the United States by national popular vote.”
Colorado would join a compact of 12 other jurisdictions, including: Maryland; New Jersey; Hawaii; Illinois; Washington; Massachusetts; California; Vermont; Rhode Island; New York; Connecticut; and Washington, D.C.
All compact states and the District are solidly Democratic and gave all of their combined 172 votes to Clinton in 2016 under the 12th Amendment process.
With Colorado, the compact would have 181 combined votes pledged to all future popular vote winners.
As explained by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the compact would need membership totaling 270 electoral votes — the amount needed to elect a president — “before the compact kicks in and any state’s bill could take effect.”
By enacting SB 42, Colorado would pledge to give all of its electoral votes to whichever candidate wins the popular vote nationally — without regard for the will of Colorado voters. If Colorado favors a Democrat, and a Republican wins the nationwide popular vote, all 9 electoral votes would go to the Republican. And, vice versa. Litigation would rightly ensue.
This asinine proposal challenges almost 250 years of protection from potential tyranny of special-interest population clusters. Five of 45 presidents, starting with John Quincy Adams in 1824, have taken office after losing the popular vote.
Read more here: http://arkansasgopwing.blogspot.com/2019/01/colorado-democrats-want-to-subdue.html