Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Is Desperation Creeping on the Dem Side, Too?

There's a law going on the ballot in Colorado that will change the way electoral votes are counted. It appears it would be on the ballot in November but might actually count for that election if it passes. Of course, then it would be challenged by the Republicans.

Florida in the mountains? Here's the link from Newsday!
DENVER -- A state plan to scrap the winner-take-all system of allocating electoral votes in Colorado is heading to the ballot in November.

If passed, Amendment 36 would make Colorado the first state to allocate electoral votes proportionately according to the popular vote, rather than giving a winner all of the state's electoral votes.

Secretary of State Donetta Davidson said Friday that supporters have gathered enough signatures to put the measure on the November ballot. If the proposal had been in place four years ago, Democrat Al Gore would have earned enough electoral votes to go to the White House. He got 266 electoral votes to President George W. Bush's 271.

I've not seen this kind of desperation of the Democratic side as yet, and while one part of me applauds that some are willing to play hardball sometimes, it seems oh so Rovian.