Another Western state has joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would circumvent the use of the winner-take-all provisions of state laws that allow appointment of presidential candidates the voters have rejected. It would direct the use of those provisions to support candidates who actually win presidential elections.
The Colorado Legislature approved the compact on a 34-29 House vote and a 19-16 Senate vote. It would become effective when states holding 270 electoral votes, the number needed to win the presidency, join the compact. Colorado brings that number to 181. Nevada will consider joining the compact during the current legislative session.