California Effort to Recall Davis Wins Court Decision

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 19, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

California Effort to Recall Davis Wins Court Decision

by Steven Ertelt Editor
July 19, 2003

Sacramento, CA ( — A recall effort to remove pro-abortion California Gov. Gray Davis won two court decisions Friday making it more likely the recall could be certified for the ballot as early as next week.

Davis supporters sought a restraining order from a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to prevent certification of the recall by the Secretary of State until allegations of illegal signature gathering were investigated.

Paul Kiesel, an attorney for Taxpayers Against the Governor’s Recall, claimed many people signing the recall petitions were not properly registered to vote. he said his group would appeal the decision.

Meanwhile, the Third District Court of Appeals in Sacramento back the recall group and its effort to speed up the process of certifying the signatures they collected.

Recall supporters, backed by pro-life organizations, collected 1.6 million signatures from California voters — more than twice the amount needed for a recall.

A rally is planned in support of the recall at the state capitol in Sacramento on July 26 at 11 a.m.