The peasants revolted last night in two Colorado senate districts, recalling Democratic state senate president John Morse and his colleague Angela Giron. The revolt was prompted by the senators’ support for the gun control measures adopted in Colorado. The recall effort overcame the institutional forces of liberalism including a massive spending disadvantage created by Michael Bloomberg’s bucks. Fox News reports last night’s results here.
NR’s Charles Cooke has been following the recall contests. Last week he provided a preview in “The Colorado challengers.” This week he checked in with “Democracy in Colorado Springs.” This morning he takes a look back in “A famous victory in Colorado.”
Why Morse and Giron? At the Volokh Conspiracy Dave Kopel adds valuable context in “The Colorado recalls explained.”