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Grassroots group hits milestone in effort to overturn state's National Popular Vote Compact

Heather Skold  | Published on 8/2/2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The group, Coloradans Vote, just turned in a petition that could put the issue of how the state's electoral votes are counted -- to the people.


Don Wilson, one of the group's organizers, said they turned in more than 225,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office Thursday. That's 100,000 signatures more than the minimum amount needed to land the issue on the November 2020 ballot. 

The Secretary of State's office still needs to validate the signatures in order for that to happen, however.

In March, Governor Jared Polis signed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which -- if enough states join -- would cast Colorado's nine electoral college votes towards the winner of the popular vote nationally, instead of the presidential candidate who received the most votes in Colorado.

Read the rest of the story at KRDO here.