Voters in both Pueblo and Colorado Springs gathered enough signatures to move forward with recall elections for Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron. Those petitions are already deemed sufficient by the Secretary of State, but both camps are appealing the decision. Wednesday, that court battle will play out, with supporters of both senators and petition organizers. But those aren’t the only sides getting involved. As we first reported last week, the El Paso County Clerk and Recorders office will be there, pressing the Governor to set a date for the Morse recall election.
It’s been almost two weeks since the Secretary of State’s office ruled in favor of the petitioners trying to recall Morse, saying the language of the petition was sufficient. But a date for the election hasn’t been set, and now all sides are preparing for district court. “In order to have the election within the 60 days the constitution requires, we need to have a date set this week,” said Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams.
Williams says until Governor Hickenlooper sets a date for a recall election they can’t prepare ballots. “Already because of the delay the election will have to be the Tuesday after Labor Day and that impacts voter turnout and risks the fact that some people who mail ballots at the last minute, may not have those delivered on a timely basis,” he said.
To help that they’ll have four drop off spots that will be open 24/7.
But the people for John Morse are trying to stop that recall election from even happening.