Recall Petition Gathers Double the Signatures Needed for Anti-Gun Colorado Senate President
by Max Slowik
Colorado senate president John Morse is now on the way to a recall election thanks to over 16,000 voters who turned in their signatures, largely in protest of Morse’s anti-gun work towards a host of new gun laws that have made the state one of the country’s least gun-friendly places to live.
Petitioners collected more than double the 7,178 signatures needed to force a recall election against the senator later this year.
Much of the legwork was done by rights group I Am Created Equal, along with the Basic Freedom Defense Fund and the Pueblo Freedom and Rights organization, Second Amendment groups targeting state rep. Mike McLachlan and state sens. Angela Giron, Evie Hudak and of course, state senate president Morse.
Morse’s campaigners, A Whole Lot of People for John Morse, were once confident that their opposition would not be able to gather the required number of signatures.
“We have a lot of local people working to keep Sen. Morse in office despite this insane and ridiculous recall effort,” said Christy Le Lait, Morse’s campaign manager. A Whole Lot of People for John Morse is backed by New York mayor Mike Bloomberg of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.