Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2/18 results: Bid to overturn CA Transgender Protection Law continues to lose ground

The referendum to overturn "Non-Discrimination Requirements for School Programs and Activities" continues to lack enough valid signatures to put the measure on the ballot. Earlier this year, the counties submitted results based on a random sample which showed that organizers had just barely over 95% of required valid signatures. This moved the process to a full check by each county clerk.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, results from 42 of California's 58 counties are in. The verification rate is now at 78.62%. Proponents of the initiative require 81.5% to put the measure on the 2014 ballot. The remaining counties have until February 24 to submit their results to the Secretary of State.
Frank Schubert, political director for National Organization for Marriage, was to be the campaign manager if this made it to the ballot. One of NOM's largest donors, Sean Fieler, provided the group soliciting signatures with $150,000 which was a majority of the total funding. NOM also promoted this effort through their blog and directly via emails to their supporters.

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