Gun-rights activists have turned in petition signatures to set up the first recall of a state lawmaker in Colorado history.
The opponents of Democratic Senate President John Morse say they turned in twice as many signatures as needed Monday to put Morse back on the ballot.
Morse backed a series of gun-control measures signed into law earlier this year. He's become a national focus of efforts to push back against lawmakers from moderate districts who support ratcheting back gun rights. The Morse recall campaign attracted volunteers from other legislative districts and donations from across the country.
The Colorado Secretary of State has 15 business days to verify signatures.
Gun-rights activists are seeking to recall another Democrat, a senator from Pueblo. Signatures in that effort aren't due until next week.
Copyright 2016 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus