Despite all the crowing about how close they were, and the fraudulent tactics that they used to get signatures , the group working to repeal California’s recently-passed Fair Education Act (aka the LGBT History Bill) in a mass email claim that tit is unlikely that they will be able to raise the signatures needed and that they have failed.
The News is Not Good … it is doubtful we will get the number of signatures we need to qualify. Unfortunately the last several deliveries of mail have not been what was expected and a large number of petitions have been pulled out because of errors. From all appearances, we would need a miracle to qualify this referendum.”
Now this may be a last ditch gloom and doom tactics to get more signatures. But if they do The California Attorney General’s office must validate the signatures and the methods used to o0btain them before the okaying of the ballot repeal. CA Attorney General Kamala Harris has strongly supported LGBT issues in the past including same sex marriage. So I expect her office will be diligent in checking signatures and issuing a ruling on their tactics.
The anti-gay group behind the “Stop SB 48,” initiative that wants to repeal a state law that allows California students to learn about important people in history who were gay LGBT claimed in an email to supporters yesterday afternoon that its petition drive for a ballot measure will be successful.
The signed petitions are coming in at an incredible rate — tens of thousands a day,” the email reads. “It looks like we are going to make the goal of more than 500,000 valid signatures all delivered to our Sacramento office by October 10.”
If Stop SB 48 is successful, the initiative would be placed on the June, 2012, when California Republicans are expected to show up in large numbers for the Republican presidential primary.
Stop SB 48 has gathered signatures largely through volunteers and contacts with churches and as reported today here through fraudulent bait and switch methods such as leading petition signers to think they are signing for a totally different issues.
Fortunatel the petitions, methods, all signatures must be vaildated through Kamila Harris’ California Attorney General’s Office and in the past Ms. Harris has been a strong supporter of LGBT issues.
An intrepid gay couple busted a petition signature gather who decorated her table to make it look like she was gathering signatures for tougher child molestation laws when in fact she was gathering signatures to STOP SB48, California’s Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act that allows the teaching of LGBT historical events and famous people in public schools.
Lying, cheating, and fraud. So typical of these so called right wing “Christians”