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Carnahan and Montee Sued over Ballot Measures

Jefferson City, MO – A group opposing abortion and a type of stem cell research they consider to be human cloning has filed a federal lawsuit against Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and State Auditor Susan Montee.

Missouri Roundtable for Life accuses Carnahan of using language in their ballot questions designed to prejudice voters against their initiatives, and accuses Montee of drafting financial impact statements that are also designed to have a negative impact.

Laura Egerdal is a spokesperson for Carnahan.

Laura Egerdal: "Our office authors ballot summary language so that the people of Missouri can clearly understand what it is that they're voting on, and we're confident that the court will find that in this case."

The suit is filed with the U.S. District Court in St. Louis.

A spokesperson for the State Auditor's office declined to comment. Missouri Roundtable for Life has not responded to requests for an interview.

Marshall Griffin is the Statehouse reporter for St. Louis Public Radio.
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