Recall popular vote campaign gathers needed signatures

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT News)-- The national popular vote debate may find its way on the 2020 Colorado ballot come November.

The Coloradans Vote campaign has been fighting to reverse the recently passed law. On Wednesday they announced they have collected over 227,000 signatures, which meets the requirement for a 2020 ballot measure. In fact, Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese is submitting the signatures to the Secretary of State's office in Denver on Thursday. The national popular vote law, signed by Governor Polis, ties Colorado's nine electoral college votes to whichever candidate wins the national popular vote.

"The legislature had no right to take their votes away, and the governor had no right to take their votes away," says Pugliese. "So we really want to make sure that the people of Colorado get to weigh in on the issue as to how their electoral votes are counted in Colorado."

The signatures still need to be approved. Supporters of staying a popular vote state, say it allows every vote to count equally. President Trump lost the popular vote by nearly three million votes in 2016.

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