THIS is the Way to do a Recall: For Justifiable Reasons
Did you hear about the recent Recall of Colorado DEMOCRAT Senate President John Morse? Here's the article Sen. John Morse Recalled: First Colorado Legislative Recall. This article is filled to the brim with interesting facts. I saved the best part for last.
*Rob Harris, the leader of the effort, had never been involved in politics before. What got him involved was Morse’s dismissive attitude towards an email he sent Morse about gun control laws.
*Refusal to listen to his constituents is par for the course for Morse, who on national television described how he counseled fellow senators to ignore their constituents’ emails and calls and vote for the gun control bills.
“We want a representative, not a ruler,” Harris said. “Morse has tried to be a ruler and we’re firing him.”
*They needed 7,178 signatures. They got over 16,000.
*The Recall Morse effort was 100 percent grassroots. No Colorado gun rights organization nor any political party backed the effort.
*The recall effort was barely on the radar of even local news organizations, so unlikely did it seem to them that it would succeed.
*Harris is a project manager by profession and he put those skills to good use during the recall effort.
*Every weekend there was a drawing for prizes among those who turned in the most signatures which included 30-round Magpul magazines.
*The grand prize, a Glock pistol, was awarded Sunday to former state representative Larry Liston, who has been very active in collecting signatures. This, reported the Colorado Springs Gazette, had never been done before.
I love this guy.