By Anica Padilla

(CBS4) — Another petition to recall Gov. Jared Polis has been approved for circulation. It’s the second attempt to recall Polis.

The petition claim Polis has abused his emergency power and exceeded the scope of his powers during the coronavirus pandemic by “confining residents to their homes, forbidding travel, closing businesses and mandating wearing of masks thereby depriving citizens of liberty and property without due process of law.”

The petition also claims Polis discriminated against churches and violated the U.S. Constitution by directing houses of worship to close their doors “while allowing ‘necessary’ locations such as marijuana shops to remain open under his stay at home order.”

Additionally, the petition takes issue with Polis directing the spending of $1.6 billion in CARES Act funds without consulting the legislative branch of the Colorado government, and his effort to create temporary rules allowing signatures to be gathered via e-mail and by mail.

RELATED: Colorado Supreme Court Strikes Down Governor’s Executive Order On Remote Signature Gathering

Polis briefly mentioned the recall effort during a news conference on Tuesday about the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re not gonna let, you know, any election — there’s an election coming up –petitions, recalls, we’re never gonna let any of that distract us from growing Colorado’s economy, from moving forward, fast with with reopening and removing restrictions,” he stated.

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The group behind the petition has 60 days — until Nov. 13 — to collect 631,266 signatures. No group in Colorado has ever amassed the number of signatures needed to force a recall election of a governor.

Read the full petition here.

Anica Padilla

Comments (18)
  1. Randy Lahey says:

    Jerod, what did you call those people who refused to wear a mask under your order? Selfish whats? It shouldn’t be that hard to collect that many signatures by Nov. 13. Let’s do the right thing for this state and get this bobblehead out of the governors office and replace him with someone competent.

  2. just search for “recall polis 2020” on the web and you will be directed to where and what to do.

  3. WHERE DO I SIGN?? TWICE IF I’M A DEMLIB! Many of the uniformed supporters of this tyrant have comments below that make zero informed sense. Wake up! This fraud will say “see the restrictions are working” because CO has a low death rate lol…..what about South Dakota?…..no masks, no lockdowns and a lower rate. Time is well past for poleless to go!

  4. mandy says:

    Poor churches. They are always so victimized. I mean, except when their priests are doing the victimizing. Or when they can’t explain where their donations go. Or when they preach ‘love thy neighbor’ and don’t allow homeless to live in their parking lots. Let them pay their fair share of taxes and then they can complain. Biggest group of freeloaders to roam the earth.

    1. k says:

      POOR DELUSIONAL MANDY!

  5. TomTancredoFan says:

    Much will be said that Colorado has a lower death rate than most states so Polis must be doing something right, but let’s look a little deeper. Colorado is the healthiest state in the union in most studies using obesity rates and exercise participation. Colorado is a young state, 39 states have a median age that’s older than us. We are tied with two other states an only 8 states have a lower median age. So Colorado was always going to weather this pandemic much better than most states. The fat headed little despot Polis grossly overreacted in violating the rights of every citizen. Recall this loser.

    1. conster says:

      BINGO! If you take out the people over 70 and look at the statistics, we are pretty unscathed. 100% due to the fact that we are healthier. I tried to tell one of friends that (Dem-o-dummy) and she was like well I have seen fat people here.. DUH, but we have fewer than the rest of the country!! It is NOT the masks that saved us!!!!

      1. TomTancredoFan says:

        What has really exposed the mask hoax is the homemade aspect. You can wear an old bandana, a pair of pink panties, a paper coffee filter, a freaking doily!!! Just cover your face or Governor Jerry will have a hissy fit.

        1. WS Boyle says:

          Hey dummy his name is Jared you know just like the Subway Sandwiches sex offender not Jerry. Better to call him Governor F***t.

          1. TomTancredoFan says:

            Using his birth name, I’ve thought of calling him Schutz the Putz.

      2. WS Boyle says:

        So since I am a 70 year old Colorado Native horn in Denver I don’t count? I have a negative COVID-19 test and I am smart enough to keep myself healthy unlike the idiots going to CU with their super spreader parties that are giving Polis more cause to abuse his power and play Colorado’s God.

  6. CaptainAmerica says:

    https://www.recallpolis.com/

    Get this tyrant leftist out of power, NOW.

  7. Dwight Smith says:

    Indeed….Where do I sign?

  8. WS Boyle says:

    The petition also claims Polis discriminated against churches and violated the U.S. Constitution by directing houses of worship to close their doors “while allowing ‘necessary’ locations such as marijuana shops to remain open under his stay at home order.”

    “we’re never gonna let any of that distract us from growing Colorado’s economy,”

    So according to Polis the Churches are useless to the state while the church of the holy rollers of the almighty Joints of lethargic production but happy smiles is more important to the state?

    Churches = no tax revenue
    Holy Joint Rollers = Millions in tax revenue.

  9. J.D. Ruybal says:

    Did you not see this??
    DENVER (CBS4) — A new study by WalletHub ranked Colorado among the 10 states with the most coronavirus restrictions and the ***LOWEST DEATH RATES***

  10. Kim says:

    Where do I sign?

  11. Joe Bloe says:

    Good, get this piece of garbage out of office!

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