Apparently there are not a “whole lot of people for John Morse” after all. But there are a “whole lot of people for gun rights” still left in Colorado.
In a historic recall election in Colorado 2 Democrat senators were in the battle for their jobs as the final votes came in last night. In the end both Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron were ousted from their jobs after pushing through the recent gun control laws in the state.
This picture shows the results of the votes. The Morse recall was extremely close as you can see.
Morse conceded early in the night and it was not until 10:45pm that Giron finally conceded as well. Both senators will be replaced by republicans who were against the gun control bills that were pushed through. Colorado Springs councilman Bernie Herpin will take Morse’s seat in the Senate, while Pueblo will be represented by former Deputy Police Chief George Rivera.
The amazing part of this story is that Morse and Giron spent over 7 times what the opposition spent on ads. And despite Morse’s complaints about the NRA supporting the recall, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg spent $350,000 on recall efforts to contribute to the $2 million gun rights advocates had to fight against.
It was an uphill battle all along, but now gun control politicians are an high alert. Gun owners vote and are willing to vote politicians out of office who do not support 2nd amendment rights.
According to the Denver Post:
“Coloradans … sent a clear message that politicians who blatantly ignore their constituents will be held accountable,” said Dustin Zvonek, state director of Americans for Prosperity. “Perhaps this will serve as a lesson that one-party rule in Denver doesn’t give the majority license to take things to extremes or run roughshod over the values and rights of Coloradans who just happen, for the moment, to be in the minority.”
“Tonight is a victory for the people of the state of Colorado, who have been subject to the overreach of a Democrat agenda on guns, taxes and accountability to the people,” said Tim Knight, Founder of the Basic Freedom Defense Fund and the “father” of the recalls. “Since day one, they said it couldn’t be done. Tonight, this is a victory for the people of Colorado, and we share this victory with them.”