Monday, August 31, 2009

Group concedes red light camera issue, vows to return next year

This in via email from the We Demand A Vote/Toledo group:

STOP Red Light Cameras Committee concede this year.
The People Lose… Again.

Friends and Volunteers,

As you have undoubtedly heard by now, our petition to bring red light and traffic cameras to a vote of the people of Toledo was rejected by the City Clerk as insufficient because each circulator did not notarize their signature on each individual part-petition.

This is the declaratory statement where, under the threat of felonious election fraud, the circulator states they personally witnessed each person sign, and that each person who signed is, to the best of their knowledge, the person they purported to be and was qualified to sign, and finally the total number of signatures on that individual part-petition.

This is the second time this year the will of the people has been thwarted by the details of election law – which is not to imply details aren’t important, but the people deserve better.

Our legal team feels horrible they missed this extraneous and unnecessary step that most cities in Ohio do not require. This has only served to strengthen our resolve, and we hope next year when we issue a clarion call for patriots to retake civil liberty, you will respond.

The We Demand A Vote Coalition recognizes Toledo's unique requirement for, and regrets we did not notarize each circulator's names on the Red Light Camera petition. It is disappointing, and we apologize to all of our hard working volunteers who petitioned selflessly to put this on the ballot.

We are, however, undeterred in our resolve to bring this issue to the people. We shall not be defeated by the forces of bureaucracy, and shall return next year to give the people of Toledo the right to vote on Traffic Cameras, because despite this temporary set-back, We Demand A Vote!

1 comment:

Kadim said...

Hmm. That's a shame. Surprising.

Columbus has a similar requirement, but each page of the part petition needs to be notarized. It's a pretty lame hassle.

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