Jul 18, 2013 6:44 PM by Kirsten Bennett
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order today that designates Sept. 10, 2013, as the special recall election date in Senate District 11 and Senate District 3.
State Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Pueblo Sen. Angela Giron argue the recall petitions against them are invalid because they didn't ask for an election for a successor like the state Constitution mandates.
A Denver judge sided with petitioners, saying the petitions shouldn't be thrown out on "hyper-technical grounds." The lawmakers can appeal the ruling.
"We appreciate that the court acknowledged we did the right thing in waiting until after its ruling to set the date," Hickenlooper said. "This means that the El Paso and Pueblo county clerks can begin their preparations for the elections knowing that their efforts will not be for naught."