Letter to the editor: Vote to keep NPV plan

Posted 10/7/20

Vote to keep NPV plan The Electoral College should be modified to reflect the outcome of the national popular vote for no other reason than voters don’t understand it. Discrepancies between the …

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Letter to the editor: Vote to keep NPV plan

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Vote to keep NPV plan

The Electoral College should be modified to reflect the outcome of the national popular vote for no other reason than voters don’t understand it. Discrepancies between the popular vote and the Electoral College outcome have led to voter confusion and doubts about the fairness of the election. An election where the candidate with the most votes wins is easily understood by all. The Electoral College only muddies this understanding when the second-place finisher can actually win the election.

To further this confusion, there are panicky warnings that a national popular vote will migrate political power away from Colorado to large, urban, population areas - that somehow our votes will be handed over to New York and Los Angeles. The 100 largest cities account for 15% of the vote. Fifteen percent of the vote will not dominate any election. The simple truth is that every Colorado vote for president will be counted in the national totals. Nothing is lost. Every Coloradoan’s voice will be heard.

Voting for Colorado to remain in the National Popular Vote Compact will keep us on the path of ensuring the winner of the Electoral College and the winner of the popular vote will always be the same. Vote Yes on Proposition 113.

Douglas Willey

Highlands Ranch

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