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Campaign to recall Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia fails, decides not to turn in all of its signatures

The campaign to recall Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia failed on Friday afternoon after the group decided to turn in just a fraction of the signatures that they collected. Friday was the recall campaign’s deadline to turn in 13,506 valid signatures from voters in the Pueblo Democrat’s Senate District 3 to force a special election […]

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Attempted recalls of Democratic state senators dead after proponents decide not to turn in signatures

For the second time in a week, efforts to boot elected Democrats from office in Colorado have fallen short.  The campaigns to recall Democratic state Sens. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood, told the Colorado Secretary of State’s office on Tuesday that they will not be turning in the signatures they […]

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Interest in reforming Colorado’s system to recall elected officials is building — on both sides of the aisle

With attempted recalls of elected officials continuing to sweep across Colorado, interest in reforming the state’s system for ousting people from elected office is growing and early ideas are being debated for possible legislation to be introduced during the 2020 lawmaking term.  The push for change — which may have to be approved by voters […]

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Recall petition against Senate President Leroy Garcia approved, campaign can start collecting signatures

A recall petition targeting Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia was approved Monday by state elections officials, meaning opponents of the Pueblo Democrat can being collecting signatures in an attempt to oust him from office. Garcia is the latest — and most high profile — Democratic state lawmaker to be targeted by a recall campaign following […]

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The effort to recall Colorado’s governor is facing a campaign finance complaint over its “Polis Penny” strategy

A fundraising technique used by two committees gathering signatures to recall Colorado’s Democratic Gov. Jared Polis is the subject of a campaign finance complaint to the Secretary of State’s office. The Colorado Sun first reported the use of the “Polis Penny” by signature gatherers last month. Groups gathering signatures are setting out jars to collect […]

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Democratic state Rep. Rochelle Galindo resigns citing undisclosed allegations against her

Democratic state Rep. Rochelle Galindo, of Greeley, abruptly announced her resignation on Sunday afternoon citing undisclosed allegations against her. The first-year state lawmaker said the allegations against her were false, but that “they will make our fight against the pending recall effort untenable.” She didn’t provide any information on what the allegations against her are. […]