A source close to the Protect Your Right to Vote committee, which spearheaded the coalition to collect referendum petition signatures in the heat of the Arizona summer, has told the Arizona Eagletarian that all counties have reported the result of the signature validation process. The committee expects that Secretary of State Ken Bennett will tomorrow (Tuesday) certify the referendum for the November 2014 general election ballot with an unprecedented 80 percent valid signature rate.
Barrett Marson, mouthpiece for the opposition, last I heard had been practicing his roar in hopes of scaring somebody. I'm not quite sure who he expected to get to stop like a dear in the headlights, but even in the (far) outside chance he can get a court to hear a challenge to the petitions, such an endeavor will be the ultimate Quixotic quest.
The GOP may think they will ultimately emerge victorious in the challenge to the Lobbyist Shakedown Bill, because the current composition of the US Supreme Court favors removing limits in campaign finance laws. But there is ZERO chance any court will take the side of striking down the right of VOTERS to make a decision like this one -- a People's VETO of the Voter Suppression Bill, HB2305.
Hear that Marson? ZERO chance.