Twitchy Exposes Bitter Progressives Who Claim Voter Suppression In Colorado Recall

Guest Post by Mara Zebest

Democrat Angela Giron was one of the recalled state Senators after pushing anti-2nd amendment legislation that the Colorado citizens overwhelmingly rejected. Still the statist Liberals are claiming there was voter suppression.

In an interview with CNN, Giron tried to claim the Colorado voters were “confused” and voter suppression explains the results. Even the CNN reporter pushes back on this ridiculous claim.

Hat Tip Twitchy:

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Giron apparently missed this PPP Colorado recall poll article:

A spokesman for Public Policy Polling admitted Wednesday to withholding a poll showing Colorado voters were going to recall State Sen. Angela Giron by a 12-point margin.

The reason, according to PPP pollster Tom Jensen, was that “in a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points, I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll.”

When the votes were counted in race, the poll turned out to be on target, as Giron lost by 12 points. “We should have had more faith in our numbers,” Jensen said.

Interestingly, the poll also found 68 percent supporting background checks and an evenly split on a law limiting high capacity ammunition magazines.

The poll also found 53 percent of voters approved of the National Rifle Association.

Read more here.

Additionally, the voter suppression meme doesn’t make a lot of sense when comparing the funding for the pro-2nd amendment side with the funding on the anti-constitutional senate member side. Icing on the cake—out of the $3.5 million to support Giron and Morse, Bloomberg lost $350,000 of personal check money.

Reuters reports the following:

The recall battle drew more than $3.5 million in campaign contributions. But the vast majority of the funds – nearly $3 million – came from opponents of the recall drive who support stricter gun control, figures from the secretary of state’s office showed.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns, wrote a $350,000 personal check to the anti-recall campaigns. Los Angeles billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad kicked in another $250,000 to stave off the recalls.

After claiming victory late on Tuesday, Herpin said the push to derail the recall had “backfired” on the gun control lobby.

“In Colorado, we don’t need some New York billionaire telling us what size soft drinks we can have, how much salt to put on our food, or the size of the ammunition magazines on our guns,” he said.

Only about $500,000 came from the pro-gun lobby, mainly $368,000 donated by the National Rifle Association, the nation’s biggest pro-gun lobby, which feted Morse’s ouster late on Tuesday.

“The people of Colorado Springs sent a clear message to the Senate leader that his primary job was to defend their rights and freedoms and that he is ultimately accountable to them – his constituents, and not to the dollars or social engineering agendas of anti-gun billionaires,” the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action said in a statement.

Read more here.

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