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Sep 282004
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

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

presidential election.

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

Amendment 36.


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