Colorado residents will learn this week whether they’ll have the final say over how the state casts its votes for presidential candidates. Last spring, Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law that made Colorado part of a group of other states that want to give their electoral votes to whoever wins the national popular vote.
But a group opposing that change recently turned in a petition with more than two hundred and twenty thousand signatures.
The secretary of state’s office has until Friday to verify the signatures and determine whether there are enough to put the issue on the ballot.
Critics of the national popular vote say it would give more power to bigger states like California and New York. Supporters of the change think it would force candidates to campaign beyond the battleground states.