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Calif Recall Postponed

Citing outmoded punch-card concerns and possible voter disenfranchisement of minority and poor voters, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has delayed the recall election, from Oct 7th, to “a few months”. The American Civil Liberties Union brought the case and the judges agreed that the machines, which are similar to those used in Florida during the 2000 presidential elections, were prone to error (up to 44%). Davis strategists hope to use this to their benefit in order to tie the recall to the March 2004 presidential primary, which could bring higher voter turnout, especially among Democrats.

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at September 15, 2003 3:13 PM