Bolstered by a new $400,000 donation from the California Republican Party, officials of a referendum campaign to overturn the state’s newly drawn Senate districts says 400,000 voter signatures have been collected and a full-court-press has been launched for more.
“I’m confident that we’re going to do it,” political strategist David Gilliard, who is running the campaign, said of prospects for gathering the required 504,760 valid voter signatures by Nov. 14 to place the issue before voters next June.
Gilliard said that signature-gathering had slowed temporarily because campaign coffers were draining, but the California Republican Party’s six-figure contribution last week cured the problem and “we were able to unleash our people back again.”
This WILL change the landscape in Sacramento should they get the requisite amount of signatures.
But, referendum supporters will have to obtain about 100,000 signatures in each of the next three weeks.
It appears the referendum filed for the California Citizen’s Redistricting Commission’s maps for Congressional Districts has stalled out and proponents are instead relying upon a federal lawsuit to overturn those maps.