The reason two anti-gun Colorado state senators lost their seats in a recall election had nothing to do with grassroots outrage or anything like that. It’s because of the vast, right-wing conspiracy to “suppress” votes.
At least, that’s according to Democratic National Committee Chair(wo)man Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
“The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing the will of the legislature and the people. This was voter suppression, pure and simple. Colorado voters are used to casting their ballots by mail, but because of lawsuits filed by opponents of common sense gun reform, voters were not mailed their ballots in this election. Those who intended to vote in person did not learn their polling locations until less than two weeks before Election Day. Tuesday’s low turnout was a result of efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.”
If only dead people were allowed to vote. And if only non-dead people including illegal aliens were allowed to vote multiple times. Then maybe those two state senators would be allowed to keep their seats.
She claims that the reason for their recall election loss was because of the well-funded NRA, the Koch brothers and other members of the vast, right-wing conspiracy. As if the anti-gun legislators themselves aren’t completely bought and paid for by Bloomberg.
The New York Mayor personally poured $350,000 of his own money into both Morse’s and Giron’s campaigns to keep their seats. There was money on both sides.
But money can only go so far. In the end, there needs to be real support and turnout. More people showed up to the polls on Tuesday to oust the two senators than to keep them. Isn’t that “Democracy in action?”
The fight in Colorado over gun control is far from over. The recall is a good first step, but it didn’t repeal any of the anti-gun laws already on the books. Those laws need to be repealed, one-by-one.