Wednesday, May 20, 2020

$5.5 Billion California Stem Cell Countdown: No Significant Changes Today

California election officials this afternoon reported no significant changes to the count to determine whether a $5.5 billion stem cell ballot initiative will qualify for the November ballot. 

Here are the results as of 4:55 p.m. PDT today:
Raw signature count -- Unchanged at 917,722, San Mateo County still not reporting
Valid signatures -- 5,202, up from 3,803 yesterday
Disqualification rate of signatures -- Nearly 23 percent, down from 24 percent yesterday

The proposal needs 623,212 valid signatures of registered voters to qualify for the ballot. The proposal is aimed at refinancing the California stem cell agency, which is running out of money. 

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