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CO Proposition 113 - Adopt Agreement to Elect US President by National Popular Vote

Shall the following Act of the General Assembly be approved: An Act concerning adoption of an agreement among the states to elect the President of the United States by national popular vote, being Senate Bill No. 19-042?Adopt Agreement to Elect US President by National Popular VoteThis proposal is a referendum petition seeking voter approval of previous legislation on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.Major Provisions:Amends Colorado statutes to allow Colorado to enter into an agreement among states to elect the President of the United States by national popular vote; andTakes effect when states with enough electoral votes to form a majority (270) have joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.Background:The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is meant to assure that the presidential candidate with the most votes nationally will be elected president. States joining the compact agree to award their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote, regardless of the vote in their state.Currently voters across the United States vote for President and Vice President as a ticket with the total number of votes making up the popular vote. In December following the presidential election, electors from the Electoral College vote for President and Vice President. The US Constitution gives each state the power to appoint their electors. The Electoral College has 538 electors, the total number of senators and representatives in Congress from each state and the District of Columbia. Colorado has 9 electors. Political parties choose Colorado’s electors. In order to win the presidency, a candidate must receive 270 of the 538 Electoral College votes. Colorado, along with all other states except Nebraska and Maine, awards all of its electoral votes to the candidate who wins the state’s popular vote. If no candidate receives a majority of Electoral College votes, the House of Representatives chooses the President while the Senate chooses the Vice President. The last time this happened was 1824. There have been five elections which had different results between the popular vote and the Electoral College vote. The most recent ones were in 2000 and 2016, and the remainder were in the 1800’s.The Colorado General Assembly passed legislation to join the compact in the 2019 session. Voters in Colorado have the ability to petition to review legislative actions. A petition effort gathered sufficient signatures to place this question on the 2020 ballot.This proposal commits Colorado to award its electoral votes to the candidate for president who wins the largest share of the national popular vote. It will only take effect when states with enough electoral votes (270) to form a majority have joined the compact. Currently 15 states and the District of Columbia with 196 electoral votes have joined the compact. These numbers include Colorado.A ‘Yes’ vote retains Colorado’s participation in the National Popular Vote agreement.A ‘No’ vote removes Colorado from the National Popular Vote agreement._____________________________________________________Proposición 113Adoptar el Acuerdo de Elegir al Presidente de los EEUU por medio de Voto Nacional PopularEsta propuesta es una petición de referéndum buscando la aprobación del electorado de legislatura previa con respecto al Acuerdo Interestatal del Voto Nacional Popular. *La Provisión Principal: Enmendar las leyes de Colorado para permitir que Colorado haga un acuerdo con otros estados para elegir al Presidente de los Estados Unidos por medio de voto nacional popular; yEntraría en vigencia cuando los estados que cuenten con suficientes votos electorales para formar una mayoría (270) se hayan unido al Acuerdo Interestatal de Voto Nacional Popular.Trasfondo:El Acuerdo Interestatal del Voto Nacional Popular tiene el propósito de asegurar que el candidato presidencial con la mayoría de los votos a nivel nacional sea elegido presidente. Los estados que se unan al acuerdo concuerdan otorgar sus votos electorales al candidato que gane el voto nacional popular, sin que importe el voto mayoritario de su estado.Actualmente, los votantes en todos los Estados Unidos votan por el Presidente y Vice Presidente por binomio, y el número total de votos constituye el voto popular. Después de la elección presidencial, los electores del Colegio Electoral votarán para Presidente y Vicepresidente en diciembre. La Constitución de los EEUU otorga a cada estado el poder de designar sus electores. El Colegio Electoral tiene 538 electores; el número total de senadores y representantes de cada estado y el Distrito de Columbia en el Congreso. Colorado tiene 9 electores delegados. Los partidos políticos escogen a los electores delegados de Colorado. Para poder ganar la presidencia, un candidato debe recibir 270 de los 538 votos del Colegio Electoral. Colorado, además de otros estados, a excepción de Nebraska y Maine, otorga todos sus votos electorales al candidato que gane el voto popular del estado. Si ningún candidato recibe la mayoría de votos del Colegio Electoral, la Cámara de Representantes escoge al Presidente y el senado escoge al Vice Presidente. La última vez que esto ocurrió fue en 1824. Ha habido cinco elecciones que tuvieron diferentes resultados del voto popular y el voto del Colegio Electoral. Las más recientes fueron en 2000 y 2016, y el resto fueron en los años 1800.La Asamblea General de Colorado aprobó una legislación para unirse al acuerdo en la sesión de 2019. El electorado de Colorado tiene la capacidad de solicitar una revisión de acciones legislativas. Un esfuerzo de petición obtuvo suficientes firmas para presentar esta pregunta en la papeleta electoral de 2020.La propuesta compromete a Colorado a otorgar sus votos electorales al candidato a presidente que gane la mayor porción del voto nacional popular. Solo entrará en vigencia cuando los estados que cuentan con suficientes votos electorales para formar una mayoría (270) se unan al acuerdo. Actualmente, 15 estados, y el Distrito de Columbia, con 196 votos electorales se han unido al acuerdo. Estos números incluyen a Colorado.Un voto ‘Sí’ retiene la participación de Colorado en el acuerdo del Voto Nacional Popular.Un voto ‘No’ quita a Colorado del acuerdo del Voto Nacional Popular.

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Contact phone Coloradans For National Popular Vote 303-223-6926 ____ Yes on National Popular Vote 303-570-5446 ____ Conservatives for Yes on National Popular Vote 303-570-5446
1. The National Popular Vote guarantees the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all fifty states and ensures one person equals one vote in every Presidential election no matter where the voter lives. In 2019, the legislature and the Governor added Colorado to the National Popular Vote Interstate Agreement. Colorado became the 15th state to join. The National Popular Vote will become the way we elect our President once enough states representing the majority of presidential electors join the agreement.

2. The President represents the entire country and should be elected by the majority of all Americans. Every vote for President should be relevant and equal regardless of whether the person votes with the majority of that state or what size of state that person lives in.

A ‘Yes’ vote retains Colorado’s participation in the National Popular Vote agreement. A ‘No’ vote removes Colorado from the National Popular Vote agreement.
Contact phone Protect Colorado’s Vote 970-773-5742
1. Colorado’s 9 electoral votes should go to the candidate who wins the most votes in Colorado, not California or Texas. National Popular Vote would move presidential election political power to big states and large metropolitan areas.

2. The National Popular Vote would result in more polarized elections and less consensus-building. Under the current system, candidates work to build the broadest coalition possible to win a majority of the Electoral College by competing for swing voters in swing states. That helps prevent extreme candidates from succeeding. This proposal would motivate candidates to energize turnout in areas where they are strongest by making extreme promises.

A ‘Yes’ vote retains Colorado’s participation in the National Popular Vote agreement. A ‘No’ vote removes Colorado from the National Popular Vote agreement.