DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court judge has ruled that Colorado’s presidential electors must vote at the Electoral College for the winner of the state’s popular vote.

Senior U.S. District Judge Wiley Y. Daniel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed an appeal of a lower court ruling against three 2016 electors.

They had sued Secretary of State Wayne Williams to overturn state law requiring them to cast their Electoral College ballots according to Colorado’s popular vote.

Wiley rejected their argument that Colorado’s electoral statute requiring them to do so interfered with the performance of a federal function.

Polly Baca, Michael Baca and Robert Nemanich objected to the requirement that they vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won the state’s popular vote in 2016.

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  1. Note: The National Popular Vote bill is 61% of the way to guaranteeing the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country, by changing state winner-take-all laws (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), without changing anything in the Constitution, using the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes.

    All voters would be valued equally in presidential elections, no matter where they live.
    Candidates, as in other elections, would allocate their time, money, polling, organizing, and ad buys roughly in proportion to the population

    Every vote, everywhere, for every candidate, would be politically relevant and equal in every presidential election.
    No more distorting, crude, and divisive and red and blue state maps of predictable outcomes, that don’t represent any minority party voters within each state.

    The bill would take effect when enacted by states with a majority of the electoral votes—270 of 538.
    All of the presidential electors from the enacting states will be supporters of the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes among all 50 states (and DC)—thereby guaranteeing that candidate with an Electoral College majority.

    The bill was approved in 2016 by a unanimous bipartisan House committee vote in both Georgia (16 electoral votes) and Missouri (10).
    Since 2006, the bill has passed 35 state legislative chambers in 23 rural, small, medium, large, red, blue, and purple states with 261 electoral votes.
    The bill has been enacted by 11 small, medium, and large jurisdictions with 165 electoral votes – 61% of the way to guaranteeing the presidency to the candidate with the most popular votes in the country

    NationalPopularVote

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