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Petitioners plan to challenge Carnahan

By KWMU/AP

Jefferson City, MO – Supporters of two proposed ballot measures plan to go to court to challenge Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's rejection of their petitions.

Patrick Tuohey is the point person for the group Missourians in Charge. That group submitted nearly 200-thousand petitions signatures each for two measures one that would cap government spending and the other restrict the use of eminent domain.

Carnahan decided yesterday that the two petitions did not follow the proper format and so will not be placed on the November ballot.

Tuohey says the formatting problems were merely clerical and technical errors -- which state law says is not a reason to bar ballot measures.

He says a court challenge could come as soon as next week.

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