GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Calls for State-level Electoral College

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Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez has called for eliminating its one-person, one-vote approach in favor of a state-level electoral college to weight votes according to population.

The Republican gubernatorial candidate argues the state’s current system favors large cities at the expense of more rural counties.

According to The Washington Examiner:

“One of the things that I’m going to do, and I’ve already put this plan together, is, as governor, I’m going to introduce a conversation about doing away with the popular vote for statewide elected officials and doing an electoral college vote for statewide elected officials,” Lopez said in audio acquired by 9News in a report published Wednesday.

The plan would weigh a county’s votes based on the number of voters in the district in hopes of increasing turnout.

“I’ve already got the plan in place,” Lopez said. “The most that any county can get is 11 electoral college votes. The least that a county can get is three.”

Lopez’s proposal appears to be part of a larger effort to promote election integrity. While Lopez said he believes former President Donald Trump lost to President Joe Biden in 2020, he has continued to promote concerns about election integrity. He has also expressed support for Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who has received three ethics complaints regarding her handling of gifts from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

Lopez’s Republican primary rival, Heidi Ganahl hasn’t signaled if she supports or opposes the proposal.

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Mary Geiger
1 month ago

Why is everyone trying to mess with the way we have voted. We see how it works when things are changed to see if there is an advantage to someone. All we have to do is make sure it’s all honest and one way to do that is to have more oversight over the election and mandate voter ID.

Rich Bach
Rich Bach
1 month ago

This should happen in all 50 states. That is why the Founding Fathers “created” the Electoral College so that smaller states were on equal footing. It works for the United State, it should also work for the 50 states.

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