More bad news for the Governator…
A state appeals court on Tuesday refused to put Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s redistricting initiative back on November’s special election ballot.
The 3rd District Court of Appeal, in a 2-1 decision, said supporters’ use of two versions of the initiative in the certification process was a “clear violation of the constitutional and statutory procedures for the circulation of an initiative petition.”
The petitioners were under a duty to disclose the discrepancies as soon as they learned of them…,” said the ruling by Justices Coleman Blease and M. Kathleen Butz. “Their failure to make a public disclosure has tainted … the ballot pamphlet review process.”