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Activists submit record number of signatures to overturn Colorado electoral vote law

Rachel Riley  | Published on 8/2/2019
Colorado voters could decide in the 2020 election to void a controversial new law that would award the state’s nine Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide if enough states pass similar legislation.

The law’s opponents submitted more than 227,000 signatures on a referendum petition to the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday, far more than the 124,632 needed to get the question on the ballot. The office has about a month to validate the signatures, plus 30 days to allow for protests or challenges to the petition.

Monument Mayor Don Wilson and Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese head the opposition group, called Protect Colorado's Vote. 

Read the rest of the article at the Colorado Springs Gazette here.