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Colorado Voters Approve National Popular Vote

Yes on 113  | Published on 11/9/2020

On November 3, Colorado voters approved the National Popular Vote law that was passed by the Colorado legislature and signed by the Governor in 2019.


The latest official election returns are available from the Colorado Secretary of State. With 2,991,070 votes counted for proposition 113, there were 1,555,683 YES votes and 1,435,387 NO votes. The margin of victory is expected to increase somewhat as some remaining votes are tallied.


We want to thank all the volunteers who worked on the Yes On National Popular Vote campaign, including the 8,873 donors who contributed a total of $5,397,232.


Since 2006, the National Popular Vote bill has been enacted by a total of 15 states (counting Colorado) and the District of Columbia (together possessing 196 electoral votes), including

·    4 small states (Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont),

·    8 medium-sized states (Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington state) and

·    3 big states (California, Illinois, and New York).


The National Popular Vote bill will take effect when enacted by states with 270 electoral votes. That is, it will take effect when enacted by additional states with 74 electoral votes.



In addition, the National Popular Vote bill has passed at least one legislative chamber in 9 additional states with 88 electoral votes, including Arkansas, Arizona, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, and, most recently, by the Virginia House.


In Virginia (where the bill passed the House earlier this year), a hearing is expected in the Virginia Senate during November. The Senate could vote on the bill as early as January 2021.


The National Popular Vote bill is expected to be introduced in January 2021 in all (or almost all) of the state legislatures that have not yet passed it.


3,471 state legislators have endorsed the National Popular Vote bill.


The National Popular Vote organization authored the bill, and is the only group that employs national and local representatives, on a year-round basis, to meet with state legislators, officials, voters, organizations, and the media in order to pass the bill.


We meet with virtually every state legislator and the numerous people and organizations that influence them. We also do extensive public relations and educational efforts. The National Popular Vote organization is a 501(c)(4) non profit corporation.