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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:18 AM

Attempted recalls of Democratic state senators dead after proponents decide not to turn in signature

For the second time in a week, efforts to boot elected Democrats from office in Colorado have fallen short.

The campaigns to recall Democratic state Sens. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood, told the Colorado Secretary of State’s office on Tuesday that they will not be turning in the signatures they collected to force special elections to remove the pair from their jobs.

To send the question of whether to recall Lee on to voters, the group needed to collect and submit 11,304 signatures by Tuesday — the end of a 60-day window they had to complete the task.

The Pettersen recall campaign’s deadline to collect 18,276 signatures is Sept. 16 — and it could continue circulating petitions until then because the effort is not officially nullified until the deadline passes or the campaign is ended in writing, the Secretary of State’s Office says.

Read more: https://coloradosun.com/2019/09/10/pete-lee-brittany-pettersen-recall-campaigns-end/

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