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  • carlos.stranger carlos.stranger Sep 11, 2013 12:13 AM Flag


    Colorado Dems face historic recall over gun votes

    By Joseph Weber
    Published September 10, 2013

    The polls have closed in Colorado in the recall vote for two Democratic state senators who backed stricter guns laws in this year’s legislative session.

    The polls closed at 9 p.m. local time. 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 accounts for about 45 percent of the vote in Morse’s Colorado Springs district.

    The votes to try to oust Morse and Sen. Angela Giron (Pueblo County) 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.

    Democratic-leaning Connecticut, Maryland, and New York also passed tougher gun laws without a recall effort making a state ballot.

    The states’ effort came after President Obama’s unsuccessful attempt to get Congress to pass stricter federal laws – including tighter background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines.

    In Colorado Springs, the majority of registered voters are Democrats, but many are conservative-leaning. 23 percent of them, in fact, signed the petition to recall Morse, according to The Denver Post.

    "I'm cautiously optimistic," Republican Bernie Herpin, the only candidate on the ballot, told the newspaper. Should Morse be recalled, Herpin would take his Senate seat.

    (See FOX NEWS for the full delightful story)

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