Colorado recalls succeed [Darleen Click]
Morse and Giron lose
The president of Colorado’s state senate conceded defeat Tuesday night in a recall election brought about by his support for tougher gun control laws.
With 94 percent of the projected vote counted, voters in Colorado Springs favored recalling Democrat John Morse by 51 percent to 49 percent. Early voting, not including ballots cast today, shows the effort to recall Senate President John Morse ahead by 52 to 48 percent. The early vote tally accounted for about 45 percent of the vote in Morse’s Colorado Springs district. [...]
Elsewhere in the state, the effort to recall Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo County) also appeared to be on track to succeed. With about 45 percent of projected results in, 56 percent of voters favored the recall. Republican George Rivera, a former deputy police chief, would take Giron’s seat should she be recalled.
The votes mark the first time in Colorado history that a state lawmaker has faced a recall effort and the biggest backlash in states that passed tougher gun-control laws following two mass shootings last year – at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater and a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. [...]
One of the Morse recall organizers, Timothy Knight, said supporters are upset that lawmakers limited debate on the gun legislation and seemed more inclined to take cues from the White House than their constituents.
“If the people had been listened to, these recalls wouldn’t be happening,” Knight said.
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