Polls open for Colorado's 1st legislative recalls

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) Vote centers are open in Pueblo Friday, meaning Colorado's first-ever recall election for a state lawmaker is under way.

Democratic Sen. Angela Gironis being recalled because she supported a gun control package this year that gun-right advocates say goes too far. Democratic Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs is also being recalled, though polling locations in his district haven't opened yet.

The Sept. 10 recalls have been mired in legal confusion ever since gun-rights activist turned in petitions to force the lawmakers to a recall vote.

First lawyers representing Democrats filed a flurry of challenges. Once those were resolved and the election date set, third-party groups filed additional challenges. Those weren't settled until Thursday, when a Denver judge gave Pueblo County clearance for its voting procedure.

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