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Against Amendment 36

Dear Editor:”Colorado will likely become the least influential state in presidential elections because our current nine electoral votes will always be split 5-4. By awarding nine electoral votes to the winner, the current system encourages candidates to campaign in the state on issues of importance to Coloradans. In contrast, the proposal reduces the incentive to campaign in Colorado, when a candidate might only pick up one or two additional electoral votes.”By making it easier for minor-party candidates to win electoral votes in Colorado, the proposal could lead to a situation where no candidate wins a majority of the electoral vote nationally. If this happens, the presidency would be determined by the U.S. House of Representatives, with each state getting only one vote. Smaller states then would have disproportionate power, further weakening the popular vote by increasing the chance that the U.S. Congress, not the public, will elect the president.” From Arguments Against in Analysis of the 2004 Ballot Proposals.Amendment 36 was written, produced and funded by Jorge Klor de Alva and his rich California friends.Daryl RichardsonGlenwood Springs


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