In an historic recall election Tuesday, voters ousted state Senate President John Morse over his support of tougher gun laws passed earlier this year.
Morse thanked and urged fellow lawmakers to continue fighting Tuesday as voters ousted him from office for his support for stricter Colorado gun laws.
"It has been an honor to represent the 11th Senate District," said Morse, who is the first Colorado lawmaker to be recalled and thrown out of office. "It's been hugely rewarding."
With almost 100 percent of votes counted in the historic recall election of Morse, returns show 51 percent have voted "yes" and 49 percent "no."
Angela Giron ousted in Colorado recall election
State Sen. Angela Giron has been recalled and retired Pueblo deputy police chief George Rivera voted in as her replacement.
With 100 percent of the votes counted, about 56 percent called for Giron to be unseated. About 44 percent voted for her retention, according to final results reported by the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder.
A stunned Giron conceded just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"We couldn't have done any more," she told the crowd gathered at Pueblo Union Depot that had shrunk to about 50 from about 200 at the height of what began as a victory party.
"I'm a little perplexed. This is what I know: I know that I have not one iota of regret from what I voted on," she said.
We are, one step at a time. What's instructive is, the Colorado legislature concocted this voter law that allows anybody to go up to an election poll judge and claim that you intend to live in That election district, and you can get a ballot. The Democrat Party pushed this through on the prior legislative session. This voter registration law was signed by Gov. Hick.. on the very last day. The original change in law was to take effect for the 2014 election cycle, but in a moment of panic the Dems changed the effective date to be the date the Gov. signed the bill. Be careful what you wish for...
David -We're on our way, or at least that's MHO!
Hey John, that is a major problem as our great country is split by the numbers in their vote. If we are to remain a strong, free country it should have been 80-20 as you said. We really need a strong, likeable conservative to step foward and get us out of the crazy mess we are in now. It really, really needs to happen in the next election.
Before you go after the Colo folks for being down right stupid,,,think about us in Calif, we have this guy in the state senate who name is like DeLeion or something like that, I am convinced that if in his case if it were not for the autonomic nervous system,,,,he would not get one more heart beat!
Fellow TEA Partiers, this is the fat lady warming up. The Gov. said the recall was undemocratic, and he signed this voter law to be effective for this recall election. Too bad, So Sad.... Mayor Bloomberg donated $350,000; Too Bad, So Sad.... Hickenlooper is up for re-election, Too Bad, So Sad....
WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!!...THIS IS WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO ALL POLITICIANS IN EVERY STATE IN AMERICA WHEN THEY TRY TO INFRINGE ON OUR 2ND AMMENDMENT RIGHTS !!!!...GET ACTIVE IN YOUR STATES AND VOTE ALL THIS LEFT WING, LIBERAL, DEMOCRATIC/COMMUNIST TRASH OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!....SAVE OUR GUN RIGHTS
Way to go Colorado !
Second Amendment supporters around the country were supporting you. We need to continue to work to widen the margin.
Tom in NC
Can these dimwits not read the CONSTITUTION?
There are a few 2nd amendment smart people in Colorado. Good for them to rid themselves of traitorous senators. Hope they can keep working to rid themselves of the rest of the anti-Americans in their state congress. God is good to those who serve him.
What the vast majority of our national and state legislators fail to realize is that they are elected to cast votes that represent the will of the people in the districts and states from which they are elected. They are not elected to vote their personal conscience or the wishes of their paid lobbyists.