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Two proponents of Colorado’s recent gun laws made history Tuesday night when they became the first lawmakers in the state to face — and lose — recall elections.
Colorado Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo, both Democrats, were recalled for their support of gun legislation passed in the 2013 Democrat-controlled Colorado General Assembly that most notably included a limit on the size of ammunition magazines.
In Colorado Springs, 51 percent of Morse’s Senate District 11 voted “yes” to recall him and 49 percent voted “no,” according to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s website. Votes tallied 9,094 to 8,751.
The Denver Post reported Morse conceded defeat before 10 p.m. Tuesday. Polls closed at 7 p.m.
In Pueblo, 45 miles south of Colorado Springs, 56 percent of voters in Senate District 3 supported the recall of Sen. Angela Giron to 44 percent against, the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder’s website showed.
In Pueblo, 19,355 votes were cast for Giron’s recall; 15,201 were against it.
The recall ballots included a question of the lawmakers’ replacements. Republican Bernie Herpin, a former Colorado Springs City Council member, grabbed the District 11 seat and Republican George Rivera took the District 3 one over any write-in candidates.
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