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DENVER (AP) - Two Democratic senators facing recalls over their support for new Colorado gun restrictions are waiting to see if a judge will halt election proceedings pending their legal challenge or if they'll go to the ballot soon.

A Denver District Court judge heard arguments Wednesday and will issue a ruling Thursday afternoon.

Colorado Springs Senate President John Morse and Pueblo Sen. Angela Giron argue the recall petitions against them are invalid because they were improperly worded and didn't ask for an election to appoint a successor.

Supporters of the recall maintain their petitions are valid. The Secretary of State's office has agreed and is seeking a court order to force Gov. John Hickenlooper to set an election date. The judge will also rule on that petition Thursday.