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Could the Courts Throw Out the Ballot Initiative?

A lawsuit filed last week says the ballot initiative process to try to undo death penalty repeal didn’t properly identify the leaders behind the effort and thus the ballot initiative isn’t valid. “Petition signers should have been told the “true and actual sponsors” of the referendum drive because it could have influenced their decision, the lawsuit says. It also argues that Ricketts used his title as governor to raise money in letters to residents over the summer.”


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