Sen. John Morse Recall: Republicans Dominate

Four-year-old Audrey Simmons handed out “I voted” stickers this morning to voters who showed up at the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office to vote in the recall election of Senate President John Morse. Audrey is the daughter of the clerk’s office’s HR and finance manager Nikki Simmons. (Provided by Ryan Parsell/Clerk and Recorder’s Office)

Republicans continue to dominate in the recall election of Senate President John Morse, a Colorado Springs Democrat who faces ouster for his support for stricter gun laws in the 2013 session.

Early voting began Thursday, continued through Friday and today and resumes Monday. The election is on Tuesday.

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. Democrats have a lot of votes to make up if they want to keep Morse in office.

Here are the figures:


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%


Republicans: 3,923 or 41.36%

Democrats: 3,081 or 32.48%

Unaffiliated: 2,351 or 24.7%

Other: 130 or 1.37%

Another Democratic senator, Angela Giron of Pueblo, faces a recall for the same reason. Her election also is on Tuesday.

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