Early voting in Colorado’s recall elections is being described as on par with the kind of the turnout polling officials see for a presidential election.
Many onlookers believe this does not bode well for state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colo. Springs), as it seems a continuation of the passion that drove the petition process for the recall election to begin with.
According to Fox News lines in Morse’s El Paso County district during early voting were so long on September 5 that they had to open voting centers early on September 6.
Keep in mind, more people signed a petition to recall Morse than voted for him in the last election.
Moreover, in Giron’s Pueblo County district over 7,000 people voted in the first three days of early voting alone. This is the same district which turned in 13,500 signatures on a recall petition although they only needed 11,500 to get the measure on the ballot.
But opinions vary on what is motivating voters at this time. Morse confidently says he believes the large turnout is indicative of supporters coming out to keep him in office: “I have already been elected twice, I am excited by the prospect of being elected a third time.”
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