FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Contact: Ryan Hobart, (573) 526-0949
Carnahan Statement on Court Ruling Striking Down Deceptive Ballot Language Written by Legislators
Jefferson City, MO - Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan released the following statement today in response to the Cole County Circuit Court decision remanding the ballot language for Senate Joint Resolution 2 passed in 2011 back to the legislature because it is “insufficient and unfair.”
“The court decision finding that legislators wrote insufficient and unfair ballot language is a victory for voters’ rights. I am pleased the judge saw through this deceptive attempt to trick Missourians into thinking this proposal is about passing a Voter Protection Act.
In reality, this proposal has the potential to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Missouri voters. The Missouri Constitution protects the fundamental right of eligible voters to have their voices heard. It defies common sense to weaken those rights. This debate has always been about ensuring fair elections, and elections cannot be fair if eligible voters are not allowed to make their voices heard on Election Day.”
View a copy of the court decision here: http://bit.ly/HjUdZd
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