In an unprecedented move which holds national significance, Colorado voters have successfully recalled two state lawmakers for enacting too-strict gun legislation.
Colorado Senate President John Morse (D) of Colorado Springs was defeated on a 51%-49% vote yesterday, and State Senator Angela Giron (D) of Pueblo was defeated by an even larger margin: 56% to 44%.
Two Republicans now take their place.
As reported before, this recall election attracted much attention and many subsequent donations from outside of the districts and the state. The latest numbers had proponents of the recall having raised about $540,000, while opponents had collected nearly $3 million. The National Rifle Association was responsible for the majority of the $540,000 given to support the recall, and many private donors, including Michael Bloomberg, contributed to the anti-recall effort.