Having spent last weekend out helping the effort to collect petition signatures, I can report that the effort is moving forward with the grim efficiency of a WWII vet visiting the memorial in D.C
It's not just thrusting a petition under someones nose and soliciting a signature, the battleground has long since become far more sophisticated than that. Today every signer is checked with the secretary of State's office to verify identity and residence before getting to sign. This eliminates the bogus signatures from Micky Mouse and Do-Wop Diddy which while valid for voting in say Washington State, would be challenged here.
It's early, only the third day, but the signature count is on track. They could use all the help they can get for walking precints on weekday evenings, so visit the website at www.recallhudaktoo.org or the Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/recallhudaktoo to find out how you can help.
Of course there is opposition. The Dems of course don't want to lose control of the Senate, which replacing Hudak with a Republican would do. It is widely thought, however, in light of the successes in Colo Spgs and Pueblo, that if the call for a vote is successful, Evie Hudak will be offered a cushy position with the Department of Redundancy Department in return for her resignation. This would stop the election and allow the Dems to select her replacement. Last election results (2012): Hudak (D) 47%, Sias (R) 46.3%, Sweeny(L) 6.7%. This is very similar to the results in Sen. Morse's last election. Libertarians: Electing Democrats since their inception.
Other opposition in coming not too surprisingly, from Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call
, who has been so instrumental in making the Republicans the party they are today in Colorado, notably the minority party in both houses and out in the cold at the governors mansion.
But, with Democrats now clinging to just a one-seat senate majority, the
proposed recall election targeting Sen. Evie Hudak of Westminster isn’t
about her gun votes or anything else she’s done — activists already
tried and failed to gather enough signatures to recall her earlier this
Evie Hudak has stated in effect that she would prefer that other women be raped and murdered as long as she doesn't have to go around all day fretting that some of them might be armed. Worrying that a woman might be armed is a task for a rapist, not a Senator. She also likes green energy as long as she doesn't have to look at it or listen to it, and as long as someone else is paying for it.
The earlier recall failure is attributed to the high number of signatures required in a short length of time, an all-volunteer force of petition circulators, and mostly on 3 blizzards in 3 weeks which put a big damper on the efforts. Weather is always a factor, especially this time of year, so we'll see. Mr. Call is evidently not upset at the prospect of the Dems running the state to suit themselves including institutionalizing vote fraud.
“The job of the Republican Party is to get Republicans elected when
there are regular elections,” said Colorado GOP Chairman Ryan Call. “And
there are already a lot of things competing for our time, attention and
“This recall election would undermine our efforts in the governor’s
race, the U.S. Senate race and to win a senate majority if voters
perceive that Republicans are trying to win a majority through recalls.”
Dude! Your job is to get the party into a majority position in the legislature and into the Governors office. Waiting for the elections fairy to appear and wave her magic wand somehow doesn't seem like a viable business plan. At the rate you're going, we'll have multiple precincts reporting >100% turnout and 100% support for Saddam Hussein, or whomever the Dems are running. If a recall will fix this, then let's have a recall. If you need angry peasants with pitchforks and torches, just let us know when, where, and how many. One more suggestion: Develop an outreach program to the Libertarians.