Recall petition approved for Governor Polis

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A group in Colorado is one step closer to recalling Governor Jared Polis.

After waiting the required six months, the Dismiss Polis group filed for a petition to remove the governor, a Democrat, which was approved July 8 by the Secretary of State's office.

The group now has 60 days to gather more than 631,000 signatures.

A local supporter of the petition says a big issue for him, was when Governor Polis signed a bill allowing Colorado's Electoral College votes to go toward the national popular vote.

But Polis supporters claim it’s time for a new system.

"The most populous states would end up dictating to the rural people of America, what their policies, and what their local lifestyles are going to be," said Director of Resist Polis PAC Mesa County, Greg Merschel.

"The Electoral College was created a long time ago for a completely different reason. I think the popular vote should go ahead," said Chairperson for Mesa County Democrats, Maria Keenan.

The petition will be open for signatures until the end of the day on September 6.

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