In order to force a recall vote, the Secretary of State needs 7,178 valid signatures. Gun-rights supporters handed in over 16,000 signatures, with more than 10,000 coming from the El Paso Freedom Defense Committee alone.
John Morse (D., Colorado Springs), the state senate president who led the charge for gun control, has just become the first-ever Colorado state legislator to be subject to a recall.
They're still gathering signatures for the recall of
At this point, three things can happen: Morse has 15 days to challenge the signatures; or, if that protest fails, the governor must set a recall election to take place between 45 to 75 days from the end of the protest period; or Morse can resign. In that event, Democrats, who control the Colorado legislature, can appoint a successor. Since Morse had already indicated that he planned to retire, he might exercise that third option. Nevertheless, the gun-rights challenge against him is attracting national attention.