Gessler refuses to pay for Pueblo recall election

The Associated Press- Updated: July 31, 2013 at 9:50 am • Published: July 31, 2013 0

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.

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Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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