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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Intolerance report

Posted By on Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 4:08 PM

The group hoping to punish gay people -- and punish everyone else in the process -- by making it harder to adopt or be a foster parent in Arkansas will have a news conference Monday to announce they have the required number of signatures, almost 62,000, to put the measure on the ballot. But they acknowledge that many of the signatures are invalid. By turning in the threshhold number, however, they say they can get an extension until August 12 to try to gather more signatures.

Help me, lawyers. When you KNOW many of your signatures are invalid and you turn them in anyway as representing signatures toward the required number, should that count? Just a thought. It has been the typical pattern on petition drives over the years.

They have 67,000 signatures, but many are not registered voters and untold numbers were not individually witnessed as the law requires.

Opponents of this hateful proposal won't depend solely on secretary of state vetting of the signatures. They will be checking for irregularities, too.

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