The California Secretary of State is reporting that only 41 of the more than 120 individuals who petitioned to gain a ballot slot for the September 14th recall election actually qualified. Requirements include either paying a $4,000 filing fee or gathering 7,000 valid petition signatures from registered voters and submitting personal tax returns. The official candidate list will be verified and published tomorrow. In the 2003 recall election that elected Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Governor, 135 individuals were on the ballot.
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