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The Harm to Energy Production From Colorado's Schizophrenic Election Results (Guest: CO State Sen John Cooke)

September 3, 2019

State Sen. John Cooke says the actions taken by Democrats in Colorado have attempted to disenfranchise Colorado's voters, and on energy issues directly contradicted their will.

Coloradans overwhelmingly rejected a ballot initiative to virtually ban new oil and gas development in the state. Contrary to this, the elected democratic majority passed restrictions that are as bad or worse than those pubilically rejected.
 

Subsequently, Colorado Democrats adopted a national popular vote bill directing electors to follow the will of the national popular vote, not the will of voters in Colorado

In instances where Coloradans choose a candidate for President different from the candidate who received the majority of the popular vote. Democrats are hurting the state's economy, taking private property rights, and disenfranchising Colorado voters.

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org