Thursday, September 5, 2013

As If Coloradans Needed Another Reason To Vote For Recall

If Coloradans needed another reason to vote to recall the odious Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and his anti-gun compatriot Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo), here is one you've probably not considered. If either or both survive the recall elections, they are each eligible under Colorado law to collect 10 cents per vote cast.
If everyone registered to vote in Morse's El Paso County Senate District 11 actually voted, then Morse — with a victory — could be reimbursed $6,901.For Giron, whose Pueblo Senate District 3 has 81,846 registered voters, she could receive $8,100 in reimbursement cash.

Morse and Giron, who face recalls for their support of Colorado gun laws passed this year by the Democrat-controlled legislature, would have 60-days after the date of the recall election to file a request with the state.

"It's just not something we're going to look to do," said Kjersten Forseth, a consultant to both the Morse and Giron recall campaigns. "The taxpayers are already being forced to pay for these unnecessary recalls, and we're not going to look to punish them."
Given the amount of money that the incumbents have received from the likes of Mayor Bloomberg and LA billionaire Eli Broad, it is pocket change.

Their consultant did say it might be different if the money was coming from the organizers of the recall petitions. However, she went on to add, "that's not at all democratic."

I find that last comment rather rich considering Sen. Morse's own comments to Rachel Maddow shown below in which he told Democrats in the State Senate to ignore their constituents when it came to voting to abridge their Second Amendment rights.