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Attorney General's Opinion Letter 110-2004

Topics:

Initiative petition.
Initiatives.

Summary conclusion

Review and approval of legal content and form of a summary statement prepared pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo 2000, for the statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 4).

Contents of letter

March 22, 2004

The Honorable Matt Blunt
Missouri Secretary of State
James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center
600 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Secretary Blunt:

 On March 15, 2004, you submitted to us a summary statement for the statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 4). The summary statement, prepared pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo 2000, is as follows:

Shall Missouri law be amended to eliminate the present winner-take-all method of choosing electors for president and vice president and instead require that electors be allocated based on the proportion of votes each presidential ticket receives statewide, with the electors required to vote for the candidates of the party that nominated them, this provision to take effect November 2, 2004?

 Pursuant to Section 116.334, we approve the legal content and form of the proposed statement. Since our review of the statement is mandated by statute, no action we take with respect to such review should be construed as an endorsement of the petition or as the expression of any view regarding the objectives of its proponents.

Sincerely,
Jay Nixon's signature
JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON
Attorney General

 
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