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Just when I was looking forward to watching a small-time butt-biter drag Rudy Giuliani through the dirt, my hopes have been shattered.  The petition drive in California to get voters there to split their electoral votes between parties is gasping its last.  I know.  I should be elated at that development, but I have to admit I wasn’t very worried that it would pass.  California’s a Democratic state.  Why would the voters there pass anything so idiotic?

Anyway, it turns out that the revelations about Chet Hurth’s contribution to the petition drive sent it into its death throes.  Thomas Hiltachk, who wrote the petition, has pulled his support, as have the other major backers.

“‘Shambles’ is the wrong word,” said strategist Marty Wilson, who curtailed his fundraising efforts weeks ago. “The campaign never got off the ground.”

Hurth must be breathing one huge sigh of relief. 

But I have to wonder if the decision to end the drive came from its instigator?  Might that be Rudy Giuliani?