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California vaccine referendum falls short in internal count
Sacramento Bee

A referendum measure to overturn California’s new vaccine mandate will not go before voters, according to a preliminary signature count from proponents.

Adversaries of Senate Bill 277, which requires children without medical exemptions to receive all their shots before enrolling in school, hoped to repeal the law with a ballot referendum. But an internal count from the referendum organizers shows them with about 200,000 signatures, far short of the 365,880 valid signatures they need to suspend the law and place it before voters next year.