Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DNC's Wasserman Schultz Explains Colorado Recall Election Defeats Over Gun Control

 Colorado Lawmakers Ousted in Recall Vote Over Gun Law

COLORADO SPRINGS — Two Colorado Democrats who provided crucial support for a package of state gun laws were voted out of office on Tuesday in special elections seen as a test of whether swing-state voters would accept gun restrictions after mass shootings at a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.

*How was this issue covered in May?

*Gun control was forced on the voters of Colorado and their first chance to voice their opinions on the subject finds TWO Democrats out of a job.  Voters sending a message to those that 'serve' them isn't lost on many people, unless your name is Debbie Wasserman Schultz and you are the Democrat National Committee Chairwoman. What could have happened in the recall election?

Top Dem: Colorado losses due to 'voter suppression, pure and simple'

Successful recall elections Tuesday of two Democratic state senators in Colorado were because of “voter suppression, pure and simple,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday.

Wasserman Schultz blamed lawsuits filed by opponents of gun control to prevent voters from mailing in ballots, the late announcement of polling locations, and “efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.”
“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,” Wasserman Schultz, a Democratic lawmaker from Florida, said in a statement. “This was voter suppression, pure and simple.”

 * Of course, foul play. Backers of popular measures could only lose if the NRA and the GOP cheated. Everyone knows that more gun control was very popular and these Democrats were blindsided by these recall results. Clearly the polling was in their favor. Dirty tricks are the only answer, right?

Firm suppressed Colorado recall poll

Public Policy Polling (PPP) sparked controversy Wednesday after the left-leaning firm declined to release a survey it conducted last weekend that accurately forecasted the successful recall of a Democratic state senator from Colorado.
The survey PPP conducted, but did not release, showed Colorado District 3 Sen. Angela Giron (D) would be recalled by a 54 percent to 42 percent margin.

“In a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll,” Director Tom Jensen wrote in a post on the firm's website. “It turns out we should have had more faith in our numbers because she was indeed recalled by 12 points.”

*It turns out the leftist polls were suppressed.