This just in: Morse and Giron will not appeal the decision.
Statement from A Whole Lot of People for John Morse and Pueblo United for Angela
July 18, 2013
Today, the Denver District Court determined the recall election should proceed despite our constitutional concerns. A September 10th election date has been set. Both campaigns have decided they will not appeal the Denver District Court decision.
We appreciate the opportunity to have all the arguments heard and a full discussion of the merits of the case.
“I am ready and eager for the September 10th election. This last legislative session was my best yet and this is a great opportunity to continue talking to folks in Pueblo about all our successes. In the meantime, I continue to work hard and represent Pueblo,” said Sen. Angela Giron.
President Morse added, “I started working for this community as a EMT, paramedic or police officer in 1977. I have dedicated my life to public service. I look forward to this election. I have already been elected twice, I am excited by the prospect of being elected a third time.”
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Judge Robert Hyatt ruled that the petitions are technically sufficient under the Colorado Constitution to move forward with the election. Opponents had argued that the petitions were not legally sound because their wording did not match that called for under law. The case is still expected to be appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court.
Hyatt also ruled that Hickenlooper was correct to wait for his ruling before setting an election date, refuting the challenges of Secretary of State Scott Gessler and El Paso County Clerk Wayne Williams.
For more on this breaking story check the Denver Post.