Gov. Jerry Brown’s criminal justice initiative may be heading for the fall ballot after proponents on Friday began submitting hundreds of thousands of signatures.
Dana Williamson, a former Brown confidant who is spearheading the campaign, posted a photo online of several cardboard boxes filled with signed petitions and tweeted that the campaign had turned in “nearly a million” signatures. Brown needs about 585,500 valid signatures to qualify for the Nov. 8 ballot, though a court challenge to keep it off the ballot is pending before the California Supreme Court.
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