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  • The Effort to Abandon Electoral College Gains Steam. Here’s What It Would Ruin for America. – Foundation for Economic Education

    Colorado is joining a list of states attempting to overturn the way Americans have selected their presidents for over two centuries.

    The Colorado legislature recently passed a bill to join an interstate effort called the “interstate compact” to attempt to sidestep the Electoral College system defined by the Constitution. Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, called the Electoral College an “undemocratic relic” and vowed to sign the bill into law.

    So far, 12 states representing 172 Electoral College votes have passed the initiative into law. With the addition of Colorado (which has nine votes), that number will rise to 181. They need 270 for the compact to go into effect. It would then undoubtedly be challenged in the courts.

    Some major voices on the left were gleeful about the potential change.


    While the Constitution, intentionally, gives wide latitude to states to create their own electoral systems, the law passed in C