The historic Colorado recall election successfully removed gun control advocates Senate President John Morse and likely Senator Angela Giron from office in an astounding and hard-won win by Coloradans who came together to fight for their Second Amendment rights.
The Senators are the first in Colorado history to face recall.
The recall election ballots were tallied on Tuesday night in what Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz referred to, ironically, as "a blatant attack on our Democratic principles," as reported by the Examiner. Actually, the true grassroots effort was the epitome of democracy, and the campaign was massively outspent by the anti-recall and oftentimes out-of-state proponents, who fought tooth and nail to keep their candidates in office.
But to no avail.
The will of the people turned out to be too strong even for outside interests such as Mayor Bloomberg's group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" who "pushed for more restrictions on firearms in states nationwide, including Colorado," as reported by Evan Moreno via SFGate last month. Additionally, Bloomberg gave "$350,000 to support the Democratic candidates targeted for recall, according to the latest campaign finance disclosures." The money poured in, but the citizens stayed strong.
Joey Bunvh of The Denver Post wrote,
"The recall attempt also could have a chilling effect in other states, where Democrats have been encouraged by President Obama to pass controls on guns, including background checks, limits on ammunition magazines and other measures."
Morse conceded the race to Former Colorado Springs City Councilman Bernie Herpin, a Republican and "staunch supporter of gun rights," who "will finish Morse's term and has said he will run for the seat in November 2014," as reported by the Gazette. Ron Coleman, a volunteer with the Herpin campaign, said:
"It's unbelievable. It's almost unbelievable that we could beat billionaires."
It is heartening to see citizens working together to stand for the Constitution. The Colorado Recall Election is an inspiration for Americans who feel helpless in the face of the onslaught of unpopular legislation.
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