The fight to force a recall election for Senate President John Morse (gun control advocate) just got a little more interesting. According to the Denver Post the secretary of state announced that there were more than enough valid signatures on the petition.
7,178 signatures were needed on the petition to force a recall, but a pro-gun group was able to garner over 10,000 signatures which have been validated by the secretary of state’s office.
This petition was started to remove John Morse for his support for the restrictive gun control bills that were passed in Colorado earlier this year. Gun control supporters across the country (i.e. Bloomberg) are trying to use Colorado as a template for the rest of the country and have poured tons of money into the state to try to squash the recall election efforts.
But they forgot that gun owners are a lot more passionate about their rights than gun control supporters are about taking away other people’s rights.
Colorado has NEVER seen a recall election of a lawmaker, so this would be a great first for the state.
But of course, these anti-gun lawmakers always have a trick up their sleeve. Now Morse and his lawyers are saying the language in the petition is not specific enough to warrant a recall election and that everyone should just forget about all those signatures.
According to the Denver Post,
“They argued the organizers failed to use proper language as defined by the Colorado Constitution requiring petitions “expressly include a demand for the election of a successor to the recalled official.”
This is just another attempt to redefine the terms because anti-gunners didn’t get their way. So not only do the gun control fanatics want to take away the rights of gun owners, now they want to take away the citizen’s rights to vote based on a technicality that in all reality is just based on nothing more than fluff.
“I don’t think the protest is based on an accurate reading of the state constitution,” said Richard Westfall, legal counsel for the state’s Republican party and a specialist in election and constitutional law. “The state constitution very much protects a citizen’s right to recall elected officials. A hyper-technical argument suggested by Sen. Morse’s attorneys would unduly limit the citizens’ rights to recall their elected officials.”