Democratic Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed off on legislation Friday to award that state’s nine electoral college votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote for President of the United States. “It is important to understand that the National Popular Vote bill significantly amplifies Colorado’s voice in choosing the president of the United States,” said John Koza, chairman of National Popular Vote, in a press release. Colorado is now one of 11 states and the District of Columbia giving away their Electoral College votes, a move that is seen as heavily favoring Democratic presidential candidates. However, to eradicate the Electoral College and have any significance, the pact needs more members to reach the 270-vote threshold to actually swing the election. As of now, the National Popular Vote has 181 total electoral votes.

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed into law Friday a bill that would award the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote.

Polis signed the measure after both chambers of the state’s legislature passed the bill last month along party lines, with Democrats pulling heavily for the measure.

Colorado now joins 11 other states and the District of Columbia as part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

“It is important to understand that the National Popular Vote bill significantly amplifies Colorado’s voice in choosing the president of the United States,” John Koza, chairman of National Popular Vote, said in a press release.