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Opinion: Bravo to Ken Buck for standing up for the Electoral College. Now, here’s what’s wrong with it.

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, outgoing chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and congressman from Colorado’s 4th District, penned a guest opinion published in the Washington Post on Jan. 5 — the day before the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol as Congress met to certify the results of the Electoral College vote for president. In […]

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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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Colorado election 2020 results: President, Senate, House and ballot questions

Colorado voters set turnout records in the 2020 election, driven by huge interest in the presidential race, a major U.S. Senate contest, a close battle in the 3rd Congressional District and a series of significant ballot measures. The Colorado Sun is tracking the election results in these top races and updating the counts in real […]

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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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Is the Electoral College systemic racism? Some advocates and experts think so.

The current national reckoning on racial inequality is leading Americans to grapple with questions of systemic racism throughout many of the nation’s most long-standing institutions, whether policing, education or housing. One more disputed institution that Colorado voters will confront in the November election: the Electoral College. The Electoral College is connected to slavery, according to […]

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Conservative group backing Colorado’s national popular vote measure fueled by out-of-state money, tied to Democrats

An issue committee called Conservatives for Yes on National Popular Vote is running ads in Colorado to persuade Republicans to support their effort to change the way the U.S. elects presidents.  “We are a group of conservatives … from both Colorado and from across the country who believe that the candidate who gets the most […]