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Opinion: Trump is “burning the building on his way out” to punish us

Donald Trump continues to embarrass himself and America. He lost the 2020 presidential election by more than 6 million popular votes, yet in his narcissistic alternative reality he refuses to acknowledge Joe Biden’s win, even as his administration agrees to assist with the transition.  If all goes as expected, Joe Biden will receive 306 electoral […]

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Colorado narrowly favors keeping national popular vote law in early returns

Update at 3:49 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020: The Associated Press has called Proposition 113 in its proponents’ favor. In a national first, Colorado voters are leaning toward joining the national popular vote movement to change the way the U.S. picks presidents. Voters considered whether to uphold a 2019 law that entered Colorado into […]

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Opinion: Proposition 113 and the national popular vote will make Colorado relevant again

Once enacted by enough states, the National Popular Vote will dramatically improve the way we elect our president in three ways: (1) one person will truly equal one vote no matter where that person lives; (2) the presidential candidate who earns the most votes nationwide will win the election with no exceptions; and (3) presidential candidates […]

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Colorado’s Proposition 113 is a linchpin in national popular vote campaign but major hurdles remain

Colorado’s decision on whether to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact could have implications across the country.  But even if Colorado voters opt to keep the state in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, experts say it’s still a long shot that the U.S. will change the way it elects presidents. Proponents will have […]

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Colorado 2020 election: A quick guide to the ballot questions on abortion, wolves, taxes, sick leave and more

Colorado voters will decide 11 statewide policy questions on the November ballot — a list of far-reaching measures that will help set the direction for the state’s future. The 2020 ballot asks voters whether Colorado should put limits on abortion and create a state program designed to provide paid time off to workers for medical […]

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Opinion: Defeat national popular vote to protect Colorado’s economy

Colorado voters this November face a consequential decision: whether to join the interstate National Popular Vote compact.  I strongly encourage a “No” vote, and here’s why.   A “yes” vote on Proposition 113 would require Colorado to award its nine (soon to become 10) electoral votes to the candidate who wins the most votes nationally, even […]

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Proposition 113 explained: Colorado voters could push the U.S. closer to a national popular vote system

Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, but he lost the national popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million votes.  The split verdict — the fifth time in U.S. history — brought new attention in Colorado and elsewhere to efforts aimed at modifying or replacing the Electoral College, America’s system to elect […]

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Krieger: A lonely Colorado conservative makes the case for one person, one vote

In the real-time Schitt’s Creek we call 2020, Colorado’s Proposition 113 barely registers on the wacko-meter. But its peculiarities carry echoes of a time when political parties mattered more to our democracy than cable news gasbags. The most obvious oddity of Prop 113 is it asks voters to approve something — Colorado’s participation in the […]