Two Democratic Colorado state senators who supported gun restrictions won’t appeal a Denver judge’s ruling Thursday refusing to stop recall elections against them, meaning their political fate lies with voters now.

Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt ruled against Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Pueblo Sen. Angela Giron, who tried to have recall elections blocked because of missing wording on the petitions to recall them.

Morse and Giron argued the petitions were invalid because they didn’t ask for an election for a successor, as detailed in the state Constitution. Hyatt ruled that the successor language isn’t required and that the petitions were acceptable and shouldn’t be thrown out on “hyper-technical grounds.”