If you live in California, please consider signing this petition to stop the November Special Election:
|STOP ARNOLD’S SPECIAL ELECTION|
There is no good reason for having an election in November, and several crucial reasons not to:
Voters will not know if their vote counts. There will be no voter verified paper trail required in touch screen machines in 2005, and thus no way to independently audit the vote. The new law that mandates this safeguard doesn't go into effect until the regularly scheduled election in June 2006.
The Governor is demanding an election that will cost up to $70 million at a time when he himself is slashing crucial programs for lack of funding.
Campaign laws put a ‘firewall’ between candidates and initiative fundraising (and spending). Arnold, who will be a gubernatorial candidate in the June 2006 primary, wants California residents to spend $70 million for a special election this year, so he can avoid restrictions on fundraising for his initiatives.