The National Popular Vote (NPV) Interstate Compact is a voluntary agreement between states to award their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes nationally. This compact does not eliminate the Electoral College—it simply directs our electors in how to cast those votes.
The compact will go into effect when states representing the majority of the Electoral College—a total of 270 votes—approve it. So far, 11 states with a total of 165 electoral votes have signed onto the agreement.
The adoption of NPV will change the way campaigns are run. Right now, most states award their electoral votes on a winner-take-all basis, so candidates have no reason to campaign where they’re significantly ahead or behind. Instead, they only compete in a handful of swing states, effectively ignoring voters in every other state in the union.
Although Colorado considered joining the NPV compact in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2017, it has so far failed to pass both chambers of the Colorado General Assembly in the same year. But the outpouring of energy and enthusiasm in support of the NPV indicates that it is only a matter of time before the compact goes into effect.
Let’s make every vote in every state equally relevant in every election. Please join us in supporting the addition of Colorado into the National Popular Vote compact.
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Colorado: Join the National Popular Vote Compact
Dear [Decision Maker],
The winner-take-all Electoral College, presidential candidates only talk to voters in a few battleground states -- shutting the rest of the country out of the process. While Colorado has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, that's not right -- voters in all 50 states deserve a say in picking our president.We can reform this broken system with National Popular Vote. States would award their "electors" to whoever won the nationwide popular vote -- regardless of how that candidate performed in their state. That would fix the problems of the Electoral College without needing to go through Congress or amend the Constitution.This National Popular Vote compact won't take effect until enough states joined in, but we're closer to that than you might think -- 10 states and the District of Columbia have signed on already, totaling 165 electoral votes of the needed 270.Colorado should be next to sign onto the National Popular Vote compact.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]
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