The final results are in for the recall election of Senate President John Morse — and it was a squeaker. With additional ballots counted, it turns out that Morse lost by just 319 votes. With the deadline for receiving military and overseas ballots passed, all possible remaining legal votes in the Senate District 11 Recall Election have been collected and tabulated. The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office announces the official final result of the election as follows: The final results include an additional 76 ballots from military and overseas voters and 22 polling place provisional ballots that were counted after signatures were verified.
The official results were certified by a bi-partisan Canvas Board consisting of representatives from the Democratic and Republican Party.
The new results also detail how write-in votes were cast. Libertarian candidate Jan Brooks was the only official write-in candidate. Brooks received 12.6% (226 out of 1,796) of the cast write-in votes. Votes for other individuals who did not register could not be legally counted. Examples of these invalid write-in votes range from votes cast for current and former local elected officials to fictitious characters like Harry Potter.