DENVER — A measure has qualified for the Nov. 2 ballot that, in theory, could give Colorado voters the power to determine whether George Bush or John Kerry wins the presidential election.
Boulder Democratic Sen. Ron Tupa, one of those working for the passage of the Colorado Electoral College Reform Initiative, said Friday that gaining a ballot spot “means voters will be afforded the unique opportunity to reform an outdated
electoral system that disenfranchises hundreds of thousands of Colorado voters.”
But Kathie Finger, a partner in a political consulting firm organizing opposition to the initiative, called the measure “a really stupid idea” that would “marginalize the importance of Colorado in a presidential election.”
At issue is the winner-take-all system now used by Colorado and 47 othe