Lots of folks have egg all over our face this week.
When the Denver Post and Colorado Politics reported the group working to recall state Senate President Leroy Garcia said they had enough signatures to file on Friday, we followed suit and blogged their reports.
Somewhere, somehow, something went horribly terribly wrong, because organizer Dave DeCenzo did not turn in anywhere near the 13,506 signatures required.
DeCenzo and one other man rolled into Denver on Friday afternoon with two Budweiser boxes that DeCenzo said contained no more than 120 signatures.
Later on Friday, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said that the petitioners had in fact handed in just four signatures.
We went back to the Colorado Politics story, but it’s been updated and it no longer contains the organizer’s claims.
We found the original Denver Post story, and the lede clearly stated:
The people working to recall the president of the Colorado Senate say they have the signatures to put the question to his constituents.
The report went on to state:
DeCenzo said he thinks the signature count to qualify for a recall election will be close, as it was back in 2013 when conservatives successfully recalled Democrat Angela Giron from the same Senate seat.
Dude, do us all a favor and take a math class.
We took down our original blog, because it was flat wrong and no amount of correcting could have saved it.