A third Democratic state senator facing possible recall after voting for gun-control measures will resign, allowing Democrats to maintain control of Colorado’s Senate.
Gun-control supporters and Colorado Democrats hoping the state’s long debate over new gun laws is over are setting themselves up for disappointment.
Flyers now being placed on doors of some Denver-area homes that claim some of the people collecting signatures for a recall effort are ex-convicts and sex offenders.
The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its decision that voters do not have to first vote “yes” or “no” on recall elections to have their votes for a successor validated, a ruling that could force the state to rewrite part of its constitution.
Democratic state Sen. Morgan Carroll became the second woman in Colorado history Wednesday to be selected Senate president, a position that became available with the recall ouster last month of former Sen. John Morse over new gun restrictions.
Two Republicans were sworn in Thursday to replace the Colorado Senate Democrats they defeated in historic recalls over new gun restrictions.
Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.
Colorado’s governor says he’ll have to do a better job of getting the facts out there when it comes to gun control laws after two legislators lost their recall elections.
While both recall losses were disappointing for Colorado Democrats, the size of the margin in Giron’s race points to a bigger problem for state Dems.
Two Democratic state lawmakers who backed tighter gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings have been kicked out of office in a recall election promoted by both grassroots activists and the National Rifle Association.