Letter to the editor: A vote against bill

Posted 2/12/19

A vote against bill If Mike Foote’s bill in the Colorado Legislature to make the popular vote count becomes law it will have exactly the opposite effect. Your vote won’t count, instead it will …

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Letter to the editor: A vote against bill

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A vote against bill

If Mike Foote’s bill in the Colorado Legislature to make the popular vote count becomes law it will have exactly the opposite effect. Your vote won’t count, instead it will likely be overruled by the more populous states of our country. Imagine that Colorado votes for Candidate A and A wins the popular vote in our state, say 55 percent over Candidate B’s 45 percent. But Candidate B won the popular vote in the overall USA so because of this new law our voters are overruled and candidate B gets Colorado’s electoral college votes despite how the state’s popular vote went. So much for the will of the voter — that is ignored.

While this may seem like a great idea if you disliked the outcome of the last presidential election, consider that it may not always go the way you want it to. Moreover, whichever way it does go, it minimizes the will of our Colorado voters and very likely makes their votes not matter. If that’s the case, why bother to vote?

William A. Henning

Highlands Ranch

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