by Kirk Woundy
Pueblo Freedom and Rights is already declaring victory in its attempt to force a recall election of Democratic state Sen. Angela Giron.
It would seem to be a bit early, given that all the 501(c)(4) has done is hand over about 13,570 signatures to Secretary of State Scott Gessler; Gessler's office still has to verify the legitimacy of 11,285 of those. By contrast, in the case of Colorado Springs Sen. John Morse — who, of course, led Dems like Giron down the "anti-freedom," gun-regulation path — petitioners turned in more than 16,000 signatures early last week, when they only needed 7,178 valid ones for a recall.
But according to Pueblo Freedom and Rights, the ones they've gathered are "known to be carefully gathered highly-reliable signatures." So there's that.
Recall of anti-2nd Amendment Colorado State Senator Angela Giron Succeeds
Pueblo Grass Roots Group Makes More State History* With Successful Recall Effort
Pueblo, CO, June 10, 2013— Pueblo Freedom and Rights, www.pueblofreedomandrights.org is a 501(C) (4) Colorado grassroots group heading the recall of anti-2nd Amendment Colorado state senator Angela Giron (D - Pueblo Colorado). The group submitted over 13,570 District 3 voter recall petition signatures to the Colorado Secretary of States' Office exceeding the 11,285 signatures necessary. Additionally these are known to be carefully gathered highly-reliable signatures.
The submitted petition signatures and addresses will be submitted to and verified by the Secretary of State. It is expected that Democrats will further challenge the petitions and signatures to include court challenges to draw out the process. If the count still exceeds 11,285 Giron will be given five working days from that time to decide whether or not to resign her office.
If Giron resigns within the five-day period, state Democrats can appoint a replacement from their ranks. If she does not resign, a date for the special election is set. It is expected that that the Governor and Democrat Party including Bloomberg money may try to extend any election so as to prepare a campaign to try to save Giron should she try to run to stay in office.
"Giron's disregard for the majority of her constituents to vote no on anti-2nd Amendment issues and her general disregard of our Constitution and the rights of the citizens of Colorado demonstrates she must be removed from the senate." — Victor Head, President of Pueblo Freedom and Rights (PFR).
More information about PFR is available at the PFR website,
Pueblo Freedom and Rights
P.O. Box 11891
Pueblo, CO 81001
*Before the Morse and this recall effort no Colorado state legislator has ever been successfully recalled.With the filing against state senator Giron and the massive recall count against Colorado Senate President Morse concerned Colorado citizens have made state history twice in eight days.