Voters send explosive message on gun control
Colorado citizens take major action in recall election
Sept 10, 2013
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.
Morse, along with Sen. Angela Giron, were both targeted for recall following a series of party-line votes over a series of gun-control bills that were among the strictest in the nation.
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.