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Attempt to force recall election of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis falls short

The Denver Post

A coalition of vexed Coloradans has failed to collect enough signatures to force a special election to recall Gov. Jared Polis.

The groups leading the recall announced Friday morning they counted more than 300,000 signatures — a number that could not be independently verified. That’s well short of the 631,266 signatures needed by the end of the day to put the question in front of voters.

Despite the setback, leaders said they’ll remain steadfast in opposing the Democratic governor they say is taking the state in the wrong direction.

“We fell short,” said Karen Kataline, spokeswoman for Dismiss Polis. “Yet we have made history, regardless.”

Dismiss Polis and Resist Polis PAC had just 60 days to complete their work. They struggled to raise the sort of money needed to finance a statewide ballot question, let alone gather more than half a million signatures. And the movement to recall Polis was plagued by infighting.

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