- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The chair of the Democratic National Committee said Wednesday that Colorado’s successful recall of two anti-gun senators was “voter suppression, pure and simple.”

“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,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. “This was voter suppression, pure and simple.”

Supporters of the recall characterized their success as the will of the people.

Voters launched the recall of the two state senators, Angela Giron and Senate President John Morse, both of whom helped crack down on gun rights in the aftermath of several high-profile shootings, including the Aurora movie theater massacre that left 12 dead. The two will be replaced by two Republicans.

Mrs. Wasserman Schultz said lawsuits filed by the likes of “the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know what when more people vote, Democrats win,” actually prevented voters from sending in their ballots.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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