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Another Colorado Recall - Hudak

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Rob0321, Oct 5, 2013.

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  1. Pilot

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    Hudak was to serve until 2016, and with the resignation, her seat now becomes available for the 2014 elections. So, there is an opportunity to accelerate unseating a Democrat which is a good thing. Now we have to get the votes in which to do so.
     
  2. hotajax

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    I wholeheartedly disagree with you. An effort to unseat an "Anti", even if a failing one, means that the collective antis will take notice that we still have our ears to the track.
     
  3. Resist Evil

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    I think for some, the recall efforts in Colorado are a reflection of this.
     
  4. Coltdriver

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    Well even though we unseated Hudak we got skunked.

    Fortunately for us we have a relatively easy mechanism to get changes made to our Constitution.

    So our next move will be to get the petition up to get a change to our Constitution to forbid this kind of thwarting of the will of the people.
     
  5. 230RN
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    Well, everyone's aware that it works both ways --that a "good guy" put into office in an urbanized or otherwise hyperleft area can be recalled, too. So I don't put a high probability on "them" trying to amend the State Constitution right away. It's possible, though, since the Republican Party in Colorado was leery of the process when the first two recall movements were started.

    After all, what's the use of having a political Party if its efforts are going to be nullified in frequent post-election recalls?

    Well... ummm.... yeah. :D
     
  6. Lucky Derby

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    Respectfully Coltdriver, we did not "get skunked".
    Hudak is gone. That was the intent of the recall. Anything else that may have been gained would have been a bonus.
    Hudak is gone. Whomever the Dems see fit to fill her seat will have to run for re election next year. If Hudak had finished her term, the earliest she, and the Dems, would have to run to keep that seat, would be the 2016 election cycle.
    Also we put all elected officials on notice that we will not sit idlely by while they ignore our will.
     
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  7. MErl

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    Lucky, is that how the rules are interpreted: If the recalled official resigns instead of going through the recall election the replacement stands for election at the next regular election? Or is that standard procedure with all appointed replacements?
     
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    Congrats CO! Way to go!
     
  9. Lucky Derby

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    MErl, I believe it is the standard in CO. The fact that there was a recall attempt going on has no bearing on that part of the procedure. It would be the same if she resigned do to illness or family issues or whatever.
     
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