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And I think would backfire on them tremendously on any candidate who did that. And if they did do that and somehow it won, there are obviously remedies that the governor can do. I could do a full clemency between election day and the end of the year.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez challenged Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to answer whether he intends to grant clemency to a death-row inmate before Hickenlooper leaves office, prompting one of the liveliest exchanges during their first debate Saturday.
“I have no plan to revisit my decision, so my decision stands,” Hickenlooper said. He added: “The government shouldn’t be in the business of taking people’s lives.”
He didn’t grant clemency and turn his sentence into a life term, nor did he allow the execution to move forward. He simply delayed the decision to a later time, for seemingly someone else to decide.
For a while, it seemed that Hickenlooper meant the “someone else” involved being a future governor of Colorado.