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The slow walk by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft (r) and Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey (r) has ended.

Jay Ashcroft (r) [2019 file photo].

This evening:

Missouri Supreme Court declines to consider appeal from Sec. of State Jay Ashcroft
By Joe McLean (KCTV5)
Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 6:59 PM CST|Updated: 53 minutes ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – The Missouri Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft.

He was challenging an appeals court decision that ruled his ballot language for an abortion initiative was too biased and argumentative.

This means that the appeals court decision will stand — keeping the court-approved ballot language.

The court also declined to take up the case challenging the fiscal note summary, meaning the ballot will reflect the Auditor’s summary, not Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s “$12.5 billion” figure.

It also means that abortion rights activists will soon be able to begin collecting more than 171,000 signatures by May 6 in order to secure ballot access.

Remember next November.

Elad Gross For Missouri
[November 20, 2023]
Jay Ashcroft and Andrew Bailey appealed to Missouri’s Supreme Court in their attempt to issue biased language for the initiative petition to overturn our extreme abortion ban.
The Supreme Court just rejected their appeal.
Their attempts to run out the clock and stop Missourians from accessing the ballot has ended.

Elad Gross (D) [2023 file photo].


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