Colorado’s proposed Amendment 36 would split Colorado’s nine
electoral votes proportionally based on the popular vote. The votes
would be split between the Democratic and Republican parties and
possibly an independent party if the number of votes for the party
are at least 10 percent.
If passed, the amendment would go into effect in November’s
With voting turnouts at an all-time low, Amendment 36 could give
voters an incentive because each individual vote would have greater
However, this amendment will be unfair and ineffective if not
applied to every state. It would discredit smaller states by
splitting their vote, while larger states without the amendment
would have a more concentrated electoral voice.
It’s important to look at the bigger picture when considering