From the article at KDVR.com:
State Sen. Evie Hudak has decided to resign rather than risk facing a recall election that, should she lose, would flip control of the senate to Republicans, FOX31 Denver was first to report Wednesday.
My commentary: Note the last sentence of the above paragraph (that I highlighted) from the article. THIS is why Sen Hudak had to resign before knowing if the recall group had enough signatures. If a judge could decide to ignore her resignation (how/why?), then she did the extremely honorable thing for the Democratic Party in Colorado and resigned – just in case. Thank you Senator Evie Hudak. – cynthia
By resigning before the signatures are turned in, she assures that a Democratic vacancy committee will appoint her replacement, keeping the seat — and the senate — in the party’s hands, at least through November, when her successor will be forced to win reelection. State law says that an office-holder can resign up to five days after the Secretary of State deems signatures sufficient to force a recall election, but it’s possible a judge could disagree and allow an election to go forward.
You can read Sen Hudak’s resignation letter, she points out all the good things she’s accomplished and why she is resigning now.Opinion commentary by Cynthia