Colorado voters will pick their presidential nominees via primaries in 2020 after Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed two voter-passed propositions into law on Tuesday. Voters approved Proposition 107, which eliminates presidential preference caucuses, by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in November. Voters passed Proposition 108, which allows all voters to participate in partisan primary elections, by a similar margin. The new rules mean all Colorado voters will be allowed to participate in any presidential primary they choose four years from now. Delegates allocated by the primaries will be bound to the winners at national party conventions, under the new state law.
Since 2004, Colorado voters had to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties to participate in presidential primaries.
In 2012, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won the state’s Democratic caucuses. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won the most delegates of any Republican candidate in district conventions held in lieu of precinct-level caucuses.
But it remains unclear whether the new laws will be enforceable at conventions or even as both state parties set up their rules ahead of the next presidential nominating contests.
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