Citing Bush v. Gore, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit on Monday postponed California's gubernatorial recall election, saying the risk of miscounting votes is too high with the punch-card ballots still in use in some counties. A federal judge ruled last month that there was a compelling public interest in allowing the vote to proceed Oct. 7, but the 9th Circuit held that the public's interest in fair elections outweighed the state's interest in timely elections.
9th Circuit Slams the Brakes on Recall
September 16, 2003
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