Colorado

Jul 15, 2013 12:54 PM by Kate Richards

Secretary of State seeking court order to set election dates

DENVER (AP) - Republican Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is seeking a court order to force Gov. John Hickenlooper to set election dates in the recall elections of two Democratic state lawmakers.

In a court filing over the weekend, Gessler asks for an emergency hearing because he claims Hickenlooper, a Democrat, has refused to perform his constitutional duty to set a date for recall elections of Senate President John Morse, a Democrat from Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, a Democrat from Pueblo.

According to the Denver Post, Hickenlooper is waiting on a court hearing Wednesday seeking an injunction until confusion over state law can be settled.

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