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  •  Were these sigs and addressess... (0+ / 0-)

    ...verified against voters registrations and was signature verification done?

    Seriously, this may have been 7 people with 100,000 bot generated sock-puppets. ...or, some combination of same.

    DK calls out sock-puppets (rightfully). Given that, it's disingenuous to tout some petition with anonymous and unverified signers as even remotely interesting to anyone.

    Even if every sig represents a unique "likely voter", it's only around 2% of the populace -- not enough to get a proposition on the ballot anywhere I've ever lived.

    Seriously, what a waste of time -- Ryan knows that all progressives (2% of the voters?) will vote for the Democrat candidate (or, perhaps, the Green or Socialist candidate). News at 11, water is wet!!!

    What one needs is 700,000 verified signatures from the mushy middle (a.k.a. "independents") to have any impact.

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