Mar 17, 2014 11:41 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Colorado recall proposal sparks partisan dustup

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Democrats say they have a nonpartisan plan to update antiquated election law when it comes to recall elections.

They announced the plan Monday, hoping Republicans would join in the effort to correct what they call dusty, confusing language.

No such luck. Republicans immediately blasted the proposal.

Colorado's recall language came into focus last year, when two Democratic state senators were recalled over support for gun-control measures including expanded background checks.

The recall law contains conflicting deadlines and other inconsistencies that sparked the proposal to clean up the statute.

Republicans say that much of the recall law is governed by the state constitution and can't be changed.


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