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In this same legislative session this spring, Democrats also rammed through new voting rules that allows for same-day, “motor voter” registration and moved away from precinct polling places to district or county polling centers. Republicans estimate these changes could give Democrats a 2 to 3 percentage point advantage. 

Colorado has a strong tradition of gun rights and ownership, along with a culture of agriculture, sportsmanship and hunting. Mr. Obama may have thought that making inroads in a swing state would help his cause, but it may end up backfiring on him. Gun owners do not want to have their rights abridged, especially when it would do nothing to make anyone safer.

Whatever the results of this recall, it has shown the power of our democracy that citizens have an outlet against politicians who don’t listen to their views or respect their constitutional rights. 

Emily Miller is a senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times and author of “Emily Gets Her Gun” (Regnery, 2013).