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Legal questions on Colo. recall elections continue

DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court is considering a question from Gov. John Hickenlooper on whether voters in two legislative recalls have to vote "yes" or "no" first on the recall to have their votes for a successor validated.

The court said interested parties may submit arguments on the matter by Tuesday morning. The governor and state attorney general say the question is important because the Sept. 10 elections could require a recount or even be invalidated if someone raises a legal challenge afterward.
In a court filing Friday, Hickenlooper said officials recently learned that the state constitutional requirement saying voters must first vote on the recall before voting for a candidate may violate rights to voting and expression under the U.S. Constitution.
It's unclear when the high court will rule.

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