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No Petitioning Relief for Georgia This Year

Published on March 5, 2012, by in General.

On March 5, the Georgia House passed HB 899, which contains all the Secretary of State’s election law recommendations except the provision lowering the number of signatures for minor party and independent candidates. The Macon newspaper story was correct. Representative Mark Hamilton was so resentful that one or two Georgia ballot access activists had been rude to him that he killed the provision lowering the number of signatures. The original bill, containing the Secretary of State’s recommendations, was HB 949, but all the contents of that bill, except the part lowering the number of signatures, were moved into HB 899, and that is the bill that passed the House today.

2 Responses

  1. Casual Bystander

    Oops! I guess the old flies and honey rather than vinegar applies here.

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