With more than 3,000 signatures beyond the threshold certified, it’s an uphill task to get the petition decertified, but one that certainly seems to contradict the rhetoric spouted by Democrats about the need to increase participation in the democratic process.
DENVER–When Ann DiFiore received a phone call Saturday from someone asking her to withdraw her signature from the petition to recall Senate President John Morse, she says she gave them a two-word reply.
“I said, ‘No way!’” said DiFiore. “The way I look at it, he didn’t listen to the people of his district–he listened to other people, and he deserves to go.”
DiFiore is one of many Colorado Springs residents coming under pressure to remove their names from the recall petitions by what appears to be a telemarketing firm. In her case, she said the caller, a young woman, told her that there was a backlash against the recall effort.
“She told me there are a lot of people who have changed their mind about signing the petition because they’ve gotten new information, like how he can’t run for reelection and it’s a waste of money,” said DiFiore. “I thought it was mind-boggling because I’ve signed petitions before, and nobody has ever asked me if I wanted to take my name off.”
Why do Democrats think it’s okay to call and intimidate petition signers, but it’s not okay to ask for ID when people vote?
We hope the media highlights the shocking disconnect between Democrats’ participation rhetoric and their disenfranchisement tactics on full display in the Morse recall effort.
We also hope the media notes the attacks Democrats are making on paid petition circulators, seeing that they are virtually guaranteed to be paying their own circulators to get the billion dollar tax increase on the ballot this fall.