National Popular Vote Compact Goes Before Colorado Voters In 2020
Enough signatures have been gathered to put the national popular vote compact before voters.
The new law allows Colorado to give its Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote for president.
The Secretary of State’s office has verified that threshold of 124,632 signatures has been met for a repeal to be put on the 2020 ballot.
Total number of qualified signatures submitted 228,832
Total number of entries rejected (invalid) from random sample 2,258
Number of projected valid signatures from the random sample 183,673
Source: Colorado Secretary of State
This will be the first time since 1932 that Coloradans will vote on a bill passed by the legislature and signed into law. That’s when voters repealed a tax on Oleo margarine during the Great Depression.
Colorado GOP Chairman Ken Buck said in a statement that Colorado’s choice for president should not be controlled by populations centers in New York and California.
"Today grassroots Coloradans sent a clear message to overreaching Democrats at the state capitol," said Buck.
Meanwhile, the group Yes on National Popular vote released a statement saying, “we're asking Colorado to vote YES on a popular vote for president, and ratify the excellent decision made by the Governor and the Legislature.”