The early voting in one of the two recall elections in Colorado is not looking very favorable for the incumbent. Senate
President John Morse is in danger of getting thrown out for
his support for strict gun control laws passed in the 2013 session.
Early voting began Thursday, continued through Friday and Saturday and will resume Monday. The election is on Tuesday.
The recall initiative was launched by gun rights activists against the Colorado Springs Democrat John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo because of their votes for the gun laws that include limiting the size of ammunition magazines and requiring universal background checks.
The Denver Post reports that Republicans are dominating in the early voting in Morse’s district and Democrats will have a lot of votes to make up if they want to keep Morse in office.
The vote totals so far from the El Paso County clerk and recorder show that although Republicans only comprise 26 percent of Morse’s Senate District 11, they account for 41 percent of the early voting.
Here are the figures:
VOTER REGISTRATION: 69,481
Unaffiliated: 26,725 or 37.81%
Democrats: 23,344 or 33.59%
Republicans: 18,174 or 26.15%
Libertarians: 716 or 1.03%
Green Party: 278 or 0.40%
American Constitution: 244 or 0.35%
TURNOUT SO FAR: 9,485
Republicans: 3,923 or 41.36%
Democrats: 3,081 or 32.48%
Unaffiliated: 2,351 or 24.7%
Other: 130 or 1.37%
Meanwhile, Democrats are dominating in the recall voting for the other Democratic senator, Angela Giron of Pueblo as it currently stands.
As the actual recall election goes into its seventh day Sunday, it’s Democrats – many of whom are likely Giron supporters – who continue to hold a sizable lead in voting.
Friday morning, Pueblo County election officials said 5,887 Democrats had voted during the week compared with 3,314 Republicans and 2,054 independents.
That gives Democrats nearly a 2-to-1 margin over Republicans.