ABC's Anti-PLA Effort FAILS!

February 1, 2012 - In what is nothing short of a complete disaster for the ABC, their signature gathering effort to place a measure on the ballot to ban PLAs in the City of Sacramento has failed to gather the required number of signatures.

Based on random samplings of signatures, it appears that the ABC turned in huge numbers of invalid signatures, including thousands from people living in Sacramento County but not within the city limits.  According to information from the County Registrar of Voters’ office, 20,000 of the more than 45,000 signatures submitted by ABC were invalid.  With 32,000 valid signatures of City of Sacramento voters needed to qualify, samplings indicate that no more than 26,000 were actually gathered.

The ABC failure arose from a perfect storm of circumstances, starting with their own stunning incompetence in gathering so many invalid signatures.  Organized labor’s “Decline to Sign” counter-campaign also proved effective in convincing voters not to provide their signatures, as was a radio advertising campaign warning of the dangers of identity theft by signature gatherers.

This is a huge victory for the working people of Sacramento, and a completely disastrous outcome for their enemies at ABC.


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