Todd submits new language to casino ballot title | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Todd submits new language to casino ballot title

Posted By on Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM

After the Secretary of State ruled her ballot title was legally insufficient because it didn't include a mention of the measure's potential impact on "electronic games of skill" at Oaklawn and Southland, Nancy Todd said she's re-filed with the Secretary of State, adding the following language to the ballot title:

"Such prohibition may repeal the Electronic Games of Skill Act, and thereby prohibit Oaklawan Racing and Southland Racing from continuing to operate electronic games of skill at their respective race tracks in Hot Springs and West Memphis."

"We didn't see the language as affecting the tracks in any manner," Todd said in a statement, "but they did, and they stated a compelling enough of an argument to the Secretary of State that both he and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel agreed with them. I must respect their collective opinions and have changed the language to address what they believe to be a supposed ambiguity."

Monday is the deadline for Todd to turn in an additional 54,500 signatures to qualify for the ballot. In July, she submitted some 80,000 signatures, but had only 23,616 signatures validated. 78,133 is the magic number.

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