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Elimination of ‘95-105 rule’ seen as a new obstacle to ballot initiatives (access required)

The balance between election officials’ need for time to count signatures and petition gatherers’ need to satisfy a mathematical margin-of-error quietly tipped last year. The result is higher bar for citizen initiatives to get onto the ballot.

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