According to the Colorado Constitution: “The general assembly shall provide that after the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six the electors of the electoral college shall be chosen by direct vote of the people.” The Colorado Constitution is the only state constitution that guarantees the right to the people to direct election of presidential electors.
In 2019, the general assembly enacted a statute to violate that right. Under the statute, Colorado’s presidential electors would not be directly elected by the people of the Colorado. Instead, they would be appointed by a state official. The state official would make the appointment based on votes in other states, rather than on the direct vote of Coloradans.