NYT reports the quick settlement of a dispute in the California recall referendum: the lieutenant governor will not assume office but rather, as originally expected, a candidate chosen at the same special election by a simple plurality vote.

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  1. BigFire says:

    Yep, Cruze got caught trying to pull a fast one. I guess he doesn’t have the guts to go through the original plan.