Voters turned out in historic numbers for two Colorado recall votes of state senators who supported limiting gun magazines to 15-rounds and requiring universal background checks, the Denver Post reported this week. Democrats John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo will find out Tuesday if they have lost their seats in the state chamber.
Outside money from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as well as the National Rifle Association, have made the local recall effort a national test-case for voters’ tolerance for gun control measures, said Kurtis Lee, a reporter for the Post.
“Colorado really is a litmus test for the national gun control debate,” Lee said.
Morse, who is president of the State Senate, said “there’s no question it’s going to be close,” Sunday on Up with Steve Kornacki, but that he “felt good” about his chances.
“What it sends is you can lie, cheat, and steal force a recall election, and get people out of office,” Morse said of the message his potential recall could send to other legislators facing gun control votes.
Watch his interview above.