Colorado Senate kills bill changing electoral votes

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” A proposal to change the way Colorado’s presidential electoral votes are cast is dead.

Bill sponsor Sen. Chris Romer asked senators late Thursday to delay a vote on House Bill 1299 until after the Legislature is set to adjourn. That allows the measure to die without a vote.

The bill passed the House, but a vote had been delayed in the Senate for a month as Romer tried to gather enough votes to pass it.

Under the measure, Colorado’s nine electoral votes would go to the candidate who receives the most votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The current system awards all of Colorado’s electoral votes to the candidate who wins the statewide vote.

It would have taken effect only when enacted by enough states to reach a majority of the electoral votes.