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Group asks state to block alcohol measure

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 21, 2014 at 5:55 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — A group opposed to a proposal expanding alcohol sales in Arkansas is asking the secretary of state to not certify the measure for the November ballot, claiming it missed a deadline to submit petitions.

An attorney for a group called Let Local Communities Decide For Themselves asked Secretary of State Mark Martin's office to not accept any more petitions for the proposal, which would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties. Thirty-seven counties currently prohibit alcohol sales.

The group claims the petitions should have been submitted by July 4, which would have been four months before the November election. The state deadline was July 7.

The group favoring expanded sales is gathering additional signatures after Martin's office said it had fallen short of the 78,133 needed to qualify.

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poppy1 says... July 21, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.

Is this group scared to let the voters decide the issue at the polls? Vote against it if you don't like it.

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skhemer says... July 22, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.

the bible thumpers don't want this on the ballot check let Arkansas decide face book page david couch has a history posted of how thay have changed the percent of names needed for local option elections over the years to suite them we need this voted in to shut them up

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skhemer says... July 22, 2014 at 9:13 a.m.

we need to kick out the wage names to if we do it to the drinkers that will make the bible thumpers look good

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