PUEBLO — Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is refusing to pay for a recall election in Pueblo County.
Gessler said Tuesday his office doesn't have legal authority to reimburse or fund Pueblo County's recall election in September.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://tinyurl.com/nyuxdw5 ) Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert Ortiz sent a letter to the governor and secretary of state's office and to lawmakers asking for advance payment for the election.
State Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, is being recalled by gun-rights supporters who say she overreached in supporting gun legislation. If voters decide to recall her, George Rivera, a former Pueblo police deputy chief and Republican, will take her place in the legislature.
Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com