DENVER – In a powerful message to lawmakers considering passing gun-control measures advocated by President Obama, voters in Colorado have recalled a pair of Democratic senators who helped push through a series of gun measures Obama had hoped to use as model legislation.
State Sen. John Morse gave his concession speech after he was trailing by four percentage points with 83 percent of the precincts reporting in.
When it became evident a recall of some Democratic lawmakers was a distinct possibility, the Democrats, who control both chambers in the state legislature quickly changed an election-reform bill to allow Colorado residents from outside the district to vote in the recall and other elections by providing and address and stating they were intending to move into the district.
In Pueblo, it now appears that Giron will also be recalled. Early results showed her winning 58 to 42 percent; however with over half of the ballots counted 57 percent are in favor of recalling Giron. The numbers are especially significant as Democrats in Giron’s district represent 43 percent of the registered voters compared to 23 percent for the Republican Party.
The election has seen its share of irregularities. Victor Head, who helped organize the recall said he observed one instance where a person came in with a yellow voter card that was mailed out to every registered voter in the district.