Ballot Breakdown: Prop 113 & Prop 115

Ballot Breakdown: Prop 113 & Prop 115

October 3, 2020

We’re covering a few more of the statewide ballot issues this week. The first — Proposition 113 — asks Coloradans if we want to be part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. We do NOT, because doing so would move us towards a national system of destroying the Electoral College and giving away Coloradans votes in presidential elections to the high population states on the coasts. And the second — Proposition 115 — would add some restrictions to abortions after 22-weeks, because in Colorado there are zero restrictions and that should change. 

Prop 113 – Protect Colorado’s Vote – NO on Prop 113

This initiative asks us if we want to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would abolish the Electoral College system of electing a presidential candidate if enough states sign on. If voters say NO, it will repeal the Legislature’s “yes” vote last year.

  • Under the popular vote system, all of Colorado’s votes would go to whichever candidate wins the popular vote nationally.
  • The vast majority of the funding for the “yes” side is from out-of-staters in California and New York…now, why would that be? 

Prop 115 – Due Date Too Late – YES on Prop 115

Colorado is 1 of only 7 states in the nation that allows a baby to be aborted up until the moment of birth. We know that babies can survive, and thrive, at 22 weeks of pregnancy, and this measure would restrict abortions after that time.

  • 74% of Americans think late-term abortion is too extreme 
  • Late-term abortion poses substantial medical risk to the health and life of the mother. Mortality for the mother increases 38% for each additional week of gestation. 

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