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Another effort to recall Gov. Jared Polis — this time over his coronavirus response — may begin collecting signatures

Recall Polis 2020 has 60 days -- or until Nov. 13 -- to collect 631,266 signatures to force a special election. A similar effort to remove the Democrat failed last year.

Jesse Paul
The Colorado Sun
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks to the media for updates on the Grizzly Creek Fire Friday at the Eagle County Fairgrounds in Eagle. The fire is now more than 14,000 acres and 1 percent containment.
Christopher Dillman/Vail Daily

Backers of a long-shot effort to recall Gov. Jared Polis over his response to the coronavirus response and use of executive authority may begin collecting signatures. 

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Monday approved the petition drafted by “Recall Polis 2020,” which is tied to at least one of the people behind the failed efforts last year to remove the Democrat from office. 

The organization has 60 days — or until Nov. 13 — to collect 631,266 signatures to force a special election to decide whether or not Polis, who is halfway through his first term in office, should be recalled. 

Thus far, the Recall Polis 2020 issue committee, formed on June 10, reports raising only about $4,000 in cash. Organizer Lori Ann Cutunelli, of Summit County, reported donating more than $7,300 to pay for drafting the petition wording and to make a downpayment on printing costs. Additionally, a GoFundMe campaign has raised about $7,600 from 275 donors.

Read the full story via The Colorado Sun.

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