Jul 18, 2013 3:28 PM by Kate Richards

Senator recall elections will move forward

DENVER (AP) - A Denver judge refused to stop recall elections for two Colorado Democratic senators who supported gun restrictions, even though the lawmakers are challenging the validity of the petitions.

Denver District Court Robert Hyatt made the decision Thursday afternoon.

Colorado Springs Senate President John Morse and Pueblo Sen. Angela Giron (HEE'-rawn) argue the recall petitions against them are invalid because they didn't ask for an election for a successor like the state constitution mandates.

The lawmakers sought a preliminary injunction from the judge.

Supporters of the recall maintain their petitions are valid and want an election soon. But no date has been set and the lawmakers are likely to continue their legal challenge.


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