POLL RESULTS: Should Colorado Change Its Electoral College Voting System?
Western Colorado has spoken.
As the Colorado legislature considers changing the way the state elects a president, western Colorado is saying leave things the way they are.
Senate Bill 19-042 is up for discussion this week in the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs committee. If the measure passes, Colorado would join a growing list of states that want the nation's popular vote to decide the presidency, not the electoral college process that has been in place for over 200 years.
I asked listeners for their opinion on this subject. Should we change the system, or leave it the way it is? The response was tremendous and the question got a ton of reaction on Facebook, as you might expect it. Reactions ranged from likes and love to laughs, anger, and some choosing to hide the post.
Here are just a few of the comments from Facebook.
* "No! Our votes will cease to matter!"
* "Absofrickinlutely yes."
* "This will just make sure that the larger populated states will control the country."
* "The Electoral College protects minority interests, directs more power to the states and facilitates a two-party system."
In our unscientific poll, 59% of respondents said we should keep things as they are, while 37% said we should do away with the electoral college system, and 4% were undecided.
What happens to this bill in the Colorado legislature remains to be seen, but, clearly, there are plenty of strong feelings about it. If you didn't get a chance to vote in our poll, you can vote now by clicking here.