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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:30 PM

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis targeted by second recall effort in two years

Source: Daily Camera/Colorado Sun


Critics accuse governor of abusing his powers amid pandemic

By SAJA HINDI |
PUBLISHED: September 15, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. | UPDATED: September 15, 2020 at 1:09 p.m.

The clock started ticking Monday on an effort to recall Colorado’s governor — the second attempt to remove Gov. Jared Polis since he took office less than two years ago.

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office approved the petition for circulation Monday, and organizers have until Nov. 13 to collect 631,266 valid signatures to force a special election, as the Colorado Sun first reported. A recall election would also include a question asking voters to select a replacement.

Backers of the effort say they’re taking the step because Polis has abused his powers during the pandemic, including by forcing businesses and houses of worship to close and mandating masks.

“People are just plain frustrated mad,” said Greg Merschel of the Recall Polis 2020 committee.

Read more: https://www.dailycamera.com/2020/09/15/colorado-governor-polis-recall-attempt-covid/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:32 PM

1. I almost hope this goes to a vote

Just to have a referendum confirming Coloradans' support for masks, and affirming how pathetic the anti makers are.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:28 PM

9. Failure to get a vote

will demonstrate that even better.

My experience with Colorado recall votes is that the GOP are even better - FAR better - at suppressing Dem votes in recall elections than in any other kind.

The last time a recall went to a vote, one of the recalled State Senators resigned in order to keep the Democratic majority in the State Senate, which we sould otherwise have lost. But we still lost a stunningly good Majority Leader.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:55 PM

11. Good point

I should also consider how much of a waste of money dumb referendums/ recalls are.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:34 PM

2. Trumper idiots are trying to recall Governor Newsom here in CA.

Same reasons. They're butthurt over coronavirus control measures. It really is a death cult.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:54 PM

14. deplorables are also trying to recall Gov Whitmer in MI. Seems they're following the same playbook

- to make life difficult for the Dems governors so they get frustrated and quit. Not happening.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:39 PM

15. Same with Evers in WI

Have heard little since the opening news summary two weeks ago. Apparently not going anywhere fast.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:43 PM

3. The people mad are RWNJs and this a political hit job.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:48 PM

4. We need to get some of our own recalls going

We bring numbers, not anger

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:52 PM

6. Recalls are mostly waste of time unless you really have the numbers.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:10 AM

16. Agreed

The first time the RepubliCONs tried to impeach him, earlier in his term, they failed MISERABLY.......made a laughing stock of their effort.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:50 PM

5. And, Republicans are in perpetual war, a fight to the finish

Recalls as fast as they can after every election. Where does it end?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:06 PM

7. Morons!

thats all i have to say about them

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:23 PM

8. Hope this effort turns out like the ones against Oregon's governor...

She's had 3 recall petitions filed against her this year, mostly citing her closures during the pandemic as over reach...

They've all failed and the last one ended a little over a week ago when they failed to turn in enough (any) signatures.

Good luck Colorado, may sanity reign...

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Response to charliea (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:29 PM

10. Amen and thank you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:58 PM

12. Also a recall effort for Gov Whitmer in MI.

But it will fail. It’s only the deplorables who are upset.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:28 PM

13. Repukes got away with recalling Grey Davis in California and we got Arnie who so messed up

The state we haven’t had a republican governor since then. Please proceed. people know that these governors are trying to protect them from the Corona Virus which now we find out and hear that it was dangerous and highly contagious for the pos president.

Let them waste their money.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:22 AM

17. These assholes won't be satisfied until they hold every public office.

And the governor is the one abusing his power? Right.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:22 AM

18. dimwits culling the herd. n/t

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