Editor’s note: I do not receive e-blasts from Eddie Garcia, the local State of Jefferson leader. But Russ Steele does. On right-wing political activist George Rebane’s blog, Russ wrote:
“State of Jefferson: Up to Nevada County Voters?
“Eddy Garcia writes in an email:
“But, thanks to the untiring efforts of your Steering Committee and volunteers, next Thursday January 28th at 10 AM, proudly wearing our green t-shirts we will deliver to the Nevada County Elections Office over 5,500 signatures requesting that our Board of Supervisors put the State of Jefferson proposition on the ballot so that the citizens of Nevada County can express their opinion on whether our County should become part of the effort to form a new state where we would be guaranteed a voice in the decisions that shape our lives and the future of our children.
“Tomorrow, Tuesday, we will also be addressing our Board of Supervisors during public comment time at 9:05 AM to inform them about the success of our signature gathering campaign.”
This Russ adds: “It is going to be an interesting election season. My guess is the County will delay the certification, forcing the ballot to November where it will be buried in multiple initiatives. If the County certified the proposition signatures in the required time it could be on the June ballot, where it would have a better chance of passing, as the voter turn out will be smaller, giving the proponents a better chance at passing. Stay Tuned.
“Posted by: Russ Steele | 25 January 2016 at 04:08 PM”