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  •  Sorry, I'm a silly Canuck. (none)
    Can someone tell me what's going on with the CO electoral-vote initiative?  Do voters vote for the initiative, and if it's passed, THEN the EV is split?  How does that work, exactly?

    Just trying to squeeze out every last drop of EV goodness.

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Tue Nov 02, 2004 at 11:26:03 AM PST

    •  CO initiative (none)
      If it passes, then in theory the state's electoral vote would be split this election, yes. But a court challenge would be certain, inasmuch as the state constitution vests power to determine the electoral vote procedure in the legislature. We're all hoping it doesn't come down to Colorado's electoral votes, for this would be one of the most likely scenarios for a 2000 repeat.
      •  This will fail bigtime (none)
        The end result (almost always a 5-4 split, leaving Colo with 1 EV to fight over) would leave the state irrelevant - tinkering, not abolishing, with the system is not smart
      •  Won't Pass (none)
        Amd. 36 will not pass in Colorado.  Latest polling I saw (locally) had it at about 30+% support and 65% against.

        "If we're dumb...then God is dumb...and maybe even a little ugly on the side" -- Frank Zappa

        by LickBush on Tue Nov 02, 2004 at 11:40:19 AM PST

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    •  Coloardo ballot initiative (none)
      The initiative, if it passes, would apply to this election (since electoral votes aren't actually cast until later).  The electoral votes (based on one for each senator -- each US state has 2 -- plus proportional representation of the state's population, in Colorado's case, 7 more electoral votes) would be split according to the popular vote in the state.  For Colorado, this would almost always mean a 4/5 or 5/4 split.
    •  sure... (none)
      There was a recent legal challenge, seeking to postpone the enforcement of the initiative until the next election.  However it was defeated.  This means  the initiative will go into effect this year if it wins.  I haven't seen any numbers on it at this point, but I can hope!

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