Opinion | Letter: Presidential popular vote?
March 5, 2019
Colorado Democrats are so hungry for power and anxious to implement their socialist agenda that they just took away Colorado voter's rights in the presidential election.
The way the bill works is that, if the majority of Colorado voters vote for presidential candidate A and candidate B wins the national popular vote, the Colorado electoral college vote would go to Candidate B. This would then nullify the vote of the majority of Colorado votes for president. Colorado could swing the election to a president that the majority of Colorado voters voted against. Way to go Democrats, you just took away Colorado's majority vote!
The Democrats also took away Colorado's slight advantage as a small state in the presidential election. Colorado got that right from the constitution and if taken away it should be by the voters and not the legislators. The final compromise that allowed different states with different populations, cultures, economics and goals to vote yes to form the USA, was to give the small populations states a slight edge in government and the presidential election. That compromise was two Senators for each state regardless of population size and the Electoral College, which gave two votes for every state plus a vote for each state representative in Congress. This compromise is even more brilliant today, as populations have grown so large in the big cities and overwhelming the smaller states' right to have small advantage in governing.
As an example: The county of Los Angeles has a larger population than all but seven states. Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote, but only won the popular vote in 57 counties in the country and Trump won 3,084 counties. Even in the liberal state of New York, Clinton only won 16 of the 62 counties in the state. Just as our brilliant founding fathers agreed, three large cities, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, should not speak for the rest of the country. The Democrats say there should be one vote per person, but they just took away the vote for the majority vote for Colorado.
This new law is purely political, as if Hillary would have won the Electoral College vote and lost the popular vote there would have been no new law.
Tim Schowalter, Granby
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