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Julie Erfle, chair of a referendum drive to force a public vote on election law changes, explains Wednesday why the coalition of groups involved in the referendum do not like various provisions. Backers submitted petitions with more than 146,000 signatures. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

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