Debbie Wasserman Schultz and ousted State Senator Angela Giron also have been claiming, laughably, that the reason Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron were booted from office this past Tuesday had nothing to do with their unpopular progressive policies, but because of some insidious plot to suppress Democrat voters "because voting by mail was limited."
Where are all of these suppressed voters? They should rise up and tell their stories of injustice!
Jim Geraghty of the National Review explained today why voting by mail was limited, having nothing to do with an eeevil GOP plot as claimed.
Interestingly, Jack Minor of WND reported in August that last minute legislation supported by both Senators in August would have required "all elections to be conducted by mail-in ballot and allow for same-day registration." Additionally, the bill eliminated "residency requirements so state residents can go anywhere in the state and vote."
Secretary of State Scott Gessler said at the time that "the [proposed] system is ripe for abuse by groups wanting to pressure formerly inactive voters."
The desperation was also palpable in August, it seems.
Thankfully, Denver District Judge Robert McGahey struck the law down and chided,
“Writing an election law so clearly non-compliant with the state constitution...I find that both sad and, frankly, shocking.
The Examiner reported Wednesday about Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz's comments on the loss of the recall elections, as written in a statement posted by Democrats.org.
She said in part,
The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing the will of the legislature and the people. This was voter suppression, pure and simple. [added emphasis]
This is actually desperation, "pure and simple."
Kurt Bardella of Fox News pointed out today that "Democrats enjoy a 47-23% registration advantage over Republicans" in Angela Giron’s district. Giron's policies were unpopular, which is why she was ousted in the first place.
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin pushed back on Giron yesterday after Giron claimed that "what this story really is about, it's about voter suppression," as reported by RealClearPolitics. Giron continued to imply that the turnout was low, and "the people that are in support of very common sense gun legislation weren't able to get to the polls."
Click on the must-see video to watch the exchange.
Yesterday on MSNBC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz doubled down on her fake claim of "voter suppression," and also said that the the turnout was low in the recall election, which is also false. She also told host Chuck Todd that "the influence of outside funding by the NRA and the Koch brothers made it impossible for democrats...to win."
Sore loser much?
Geraghty pointed out that the turnout in Tuesday’s recall election was 34,556, compared to the turnout for the 2010 elections where Giron was voted into office of 45,140. Geraghty writes,
In other words, turnout for the recall was about 76 percent of the most recent 'normal' Election Day turnout.
Jack Healy of the New York Times explained on Wednesday that
A range of philanthropists, liberal political groups, unions and activists raised a total of $3 million to defend Mr. Morse and Ms. Giron. Mr. [Michael] Bloomberg personally gave $350,000.
The irony is that the story of Colorado's recall elections is actually an extraordinary tribute to what the average person can achieve. Despite being vastly outspent by anti-recall out-of-state donors, as reported this week by the Examiner, the petition begun by a plumber, Victor Head, who borrowed money from his grandmother to start the recall process, morphed into the ultimate grassroots movement that even billionaire Michael Bloomberg could not "suppress."