Analysis: Politics Surround Missouri Ballot Measures
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Republicans have been complaining of political bias in a ballot summary for a health care measure written by Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. It’s not the first such controversy. In fact, nearly every ballot measure proposed in Missouri ends up facing a lawsuit alleging the official ballot title and financial estimate are unfair and insufficient. Sometimes, judges have agreed.
special bipartisan board to approve ballot titles. But a spokesman for Carnahan said she doesn’t believe that would diminish the legal wrangling.