What bothers me is that they failed in their petition drive. Why reward that failure? I have said they have a right to challenge the outcome, but until they can prove the petitions are legal (which they are not as of right now) the law should go into affect. Once again, South Dakota has proved once again – Business first, citizens second.
When SB2 was passed in 2007,great debate raged about who should determine if a petition was substantially complete. It was decided by the legislature that the decision on substantial compliance should be left with the court. Secretary Nelson cannot determine substantial compliance only a court can do so. The Attorney General cannot determine substantial compliance only a court can do so. What is it about this relatively simlple concept that you fail to grasp?
Well, Larry, I’m no Secretary of State or a judge for that matter, but I do know one thing about petitions, since I was involved in a drive. They must be notarized by a registered notary, not someone who ‘once was’ a notary. It’s kind of like any legal position, you must keep up with your registrations, or you lose them. Like a driver’s license, for example. Seems pretty simple to me. And BTW, that is the ‘LAW’ not a “TECHNICALITY’. Nice try at trying to spin the truth.