DENVER – More than 16,000 signatures were submitted in three boxes Monday afternoon to the Secretary of State in an effort to recall Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs.
Of those, 7,178 must be valid signatures of registered voters in Morse’s district in southwestern Colorado Springs. The Secretary of State has 15 days to verify the signatures.
If enough signatures are valid, Morse will appear on a ballot in the coming months and voters in his district will be asked whether he should be removed from office and if so, which candidate should replace him. Candidates can begin filing to challenge Morse once the signatures are found to be valid.