Debbie Aiona of LWV has posted the following statement on the effort to repeal Portland's new innovative campaign finance system:
As action chair of the League of Women Voters of Portland, I was a volunteer observer reviewing the signature verification process over at Multnomah County Elections concerning the petition to repeal Voter-Owned Elections.
They've got a thorough system to provide strict scrutiny of signatures. I have a lot of confidence in their findings.
One factor in the repeal evidently falling short of qualifying is duplicate signatures. This is typical of most signature gathering efforts. It especially shouldn't be surprising on this petition since they had essentially no volunteers collecting signatures.
Read the rest of the statement here.