Initiative Limiting Access to Political Process Withdrawn

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

The supporters of the ballot initiative that would limit access to the political process Thursday withdrew today from the heated campaign to win voters’ approval in the August primary elections. Measure Number One, however, will remain on the ballot.

Ballot Supporters did not return calls for this story. But the decision to stop campaigning for the measure was published on the sponsor’s website in a message from Chairman Dick Randolph.  He wrote the decision was prompted by a change in the ballot language ordered by the Lieutenant Governor – with the advice of the Attorney General.  Randolph said those changes were made “capriciously and unilaterally” – to give opponents an advantage.   Wasserman says the ballot changes were not as substantial as Randolph describes. 

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