DENVER (AP) — A Denver judge has refused to stop recall elections for two Colorado Democratic state senators who supported gun restrictions.
State Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Pueblo Sen. Angela Giron (HEE'-rawn) argue the recall petitions against them are invalid because they didn't ask for an election for a successor like the state Constitution mandates.
Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt made the decision Thursday afternoon, saying the petitions shouldn't be thrown out on "hyper-technical grounds." The lawmakers can appeal the ruling.
In the meantime, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order after the ruling setting elections for both senators on Sept. 10. No Colorado state legislator has ever faced a recall election.
Created: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 03:15:26 EST
Updated: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 03:15:26 EST