The Mayor of Colorado, Michael Bloomberg is taking the recall of two of his minions in stride with his people noting that the laws they helped pass that got them ousted are still firmly in place. Laws once passed are seldom repealed, no matter how poorly written or misguided they turn out to be. Mayor Bloomberg is taking the recalls as unfortunate collateral damage and is moving ahead with his plan to disarm as much of the country as his considerable fortune allows. Both Morse and Giron, while unhappy to be the damage, agree with him. If passing these laws costs them their jobs, then so be it.
The Denver Post today is reprinting the article by Heidi Yewman that received so much derision from the gun community dismissing her as probably the most irresponsible "gun owner" any of them had ever seen. This along with numerous offers to fill in the vast gaps in her experience, mostly at the offerer's expense, led her to discontinue the projected series of articles rather than go on for another 3 weeks.Read it while you can. The original article drew so much derision that it has been withdrawn from its original posting site at Ms. magazine and Huffy Pest.
Speaking of repeals, dropping a note to your legislators suggesting that the laws in question ought to be repealed probably wouldn't hurt. Legislators count on voters having short memories and the 14 elections are currently 14 months off so there may be some truth to this. The other thing is that in the '14 general elections, the Institutional Vote Fraud Act of 2013 (HB 1303) will be in full force making the unseating of incumbents even more difficult. Still it wouldn't hurt to remind your legislators, at least some of them, that the only reason they weren't on a recall ballot was that their constituents were unable to get the minimum number of signatures to put them there in the allotted time. Their names WILL appear on the ballot next year without any such help.
Along that line, an update to the bill would be in order*. I would suggest that if the all-mail-in format is to be kept, a complete cleansing of the voter rolls would be in order. Effective upon passage of the amendment to the Vote Fraud bill, all voter rolls in the state would be completely purged. Anyone wanting to vote in the '14 elections would be required to report in person to the county voter registration center serving them and present a government issued photo ID to re-register. Since all ballots will be effectively absentee, one size will fit all. Exceptions will be for anyone with a current address outside the state, such as active duty military and tax exiles. Those persons would have to send in a photocopy of a government-issued photo ID to be re-registered. Everybody would have about a year to get this done, so it's not a big imposition in return for cleaning up the rolls. One more item: Voter registration will END 10 days before the official election date. No walk in registration or gypsy voting. A failure to plan ahead on your part does NOT constitute an emergency on the part of the state. Election dates are published well in advance for your convenience.
While we're at it, how about if drivers licenses issued to illegal aliens be marked with a notation indicating that the holder, while allowed to legally operate a motor vehicle in this state, is currently a federal fugitive from the ICE and thus is not permitted to vote.
Update: Scott Gessler agrees.