Recall elections: Early voting on senators John Morse and Angela Giron begins in El Paso County

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - An historic election to recall Colorado State Senate President John Morse over his support for stricter gun laws began at 8 a.m. Thursday in El Paso County.

Voters will be asked whether the Colorado Springs Democrat should be recalled. If he is, then Republican Bernie Herpin, the only candidate on the same ballot, will succeed him.

Also facing ouster for her support for gun bills in the 2013 session is Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo. The only candidate on the ballot in that election is Republican George Rivera.

Early voting in Pueblo County began last Friday. As of Wednesday night, more than 3,500 people had voted in the Giron recall, reported Clerk and Recorder Gilbert Ortiz.

The recall election for both senators is scheduled for Tuesday, when the polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

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