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Colorado's Amendment 36

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posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 02:21 PM
Which is also on this ballot today offers voters the chance to make their 9 electoral college votes proportional.

Whereas this would have probably given Bush 9 EC votes they could,if the amendment is accepted, give Bush 5 and Kerry 4 if recent polling is correct.

Can anyone confirm that the amendment if carried could come into effect for this election ?

And do American members think this may be the way forward for other states in future elections ?

PS. Having an odd total number of total electoral college votes might be a good idea in the future.Don't you think ?

Who'd get the extra vote?

posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 02:38 PM
Yes. The new amendment would take immediate effect for this election if it is passed.

Lists Measures on the Ballot

At the bottom of this page click on link describing the amendment.


posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 02:51 PM
It won't pass. It's losing miserably.

The reason is people like the EV when it helps them.

Obviously if you think your guy is going to win, you don't vote to give away half the electoral votes to the other guy.

And most people that vote think they'll win.

As long as this is only offered at the state level, Americans won't vote for it. Can you imagine Texans voting to give up a third of their EV's to the other guy? New Yorkers?

Nope. We Americans like to complain. But given an alternative, turns out we like things just fine the way they are. But we will still complain mind you.
That's our civic duty!

[edit on 2-11-2004 by RANT]

posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 03:00 PM
I can see it is a bit like Turkeys voting for Thanksgiving but there is also the third party issue.Many only vote Democrat or Republican because they know that they are the only two likely winners.It doesn't stop you from wanting to change that by giving some incentive for other parties.How many would like to vote for Badnarik or Nader but feel it's a wasted vote? They'd vote for Bush or Kerry but still vote for change.

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