Currently, the electoral college is designed so that each state is allocated a certain number of electoral votes, dependent upon population. However, when the results of the popular vote and the electoral vote are at odds, the electoral vote supercedes the popular vote. The National Popular Vote Compact would ensure that every vote cast will be directly counted towards electing the President of the United States.

This falls, Colorado Voters will have the opportunity to vote on this referendum. If passed, it would tie Colorado’s electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote once states totaling at least 270 electoral votes (more than half of the total 538 total electoral votes) have joined the compact. Currently, a total of 3,408 state legislators from all 50 states have endorsed this compact. Sixteen states totaling 196 electoral votes have already signed on.

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