Friday, September 12

What Recall? - Could all of the drama of California's gubernatorial recall and election be for nothing? Well, not nothing, but reports indicate that there is a good chance the 9th Circuit may delay the October 7th recall, after all. (This after a Federal District Court refused to do so last month.)

The issue seems rather contrived: several counties haven't yet replaced their punch card systems which the Secretary of State had previously found unacceptably error-prone and promised to replace. (Not that they've invalidated decades of prior elections on these grounds.) Ben, can you name the six counties? Hint: they cover 44% of the state's population. More to the point -- when would the recall be held if the court requires a delay?