Colorado elected a new Democrat governor to replace John Hickenlooper in 2018.
Jared Polis, who is openly gay, came with plenty of baggage (more on that below).
Now, Polis has signed a bill that favors the popular vote over the Electoral College, effectively negating the purpose of the Electoral College.
From Denver Post:
Gov. Jared Polis on Friday quietly signed a bill that pledges Colorado’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote.
The National Popular Vote Act makes Colorado part of a multi-state compact — but it only takes effect if and when enough states join to control 270 electoral votes.
The bill had no Republican support in either chamber, and opponents announced plans Friday to ask voters to overturn the law.
About Polis’s baggage, as mentioned above…
From Colorado Public Radio:
A two-decades-old police report details an altercation between Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis and his former personal assistant, as he attempted to prevent her from leaving his office with stolen documents.
In the police narrative, Polis said he pushed Patricia Hughes, at the same time that she was hitting him with a bag. The police report from June 23, 1999, was first written about in the conservative outlet The Washington Free Beacon. Polis is listed as the victim on the report. Hughes was charged and pled guilty to stealing trade secrets after police found company contracts in her bags.
The police report was filed under the name Jared Polis Schutz. The following year Polis changed his legal name. The events occurred before he entered politics, when he owned a company called JPS International LLC.
“Mr. Schutz later told me that the ‘sensitive documents’ were actually original contracts for several of the companies he works with,” Boulder police officer J. Aguilar wrote in his report. “The contracts varied in value from $25,000 to $75,000.”
Polis told the police officer that he drove to his office to make sure Hughes wasn’t taking files. She had recently resigned and allegedly stated that she had information “to go after him” if her exit from the company didn’t go smoothly. Polis said when he arrived Hughes was sitting at the computer deleting files and had bags with files sitting in the hall and in the office. He said she wouldn’t let him search her bags and so he called the police.
The bottom line is that Coloradans chose wrong in 2018. Democrats wanted a far-left progressive governing their state and that’s exactly what they got.
What moves will Polis make next?
Will they be aimed at helping the people of his state, or attempting to further marginalize Republicans?
That was probably, unfortunately, rhetorical.
Polis and his ilk don’t understand what makes America great, which is exactly why they attempt to change it.
Not only is it sad, but it’s also wrong.
It is un-American.
Let’s hear your thoughts…