Members of Mainers for Health and Parental Rights, the group opposing the vaccine law passed this year by the
Those signatures must be verified by Dunlap's office, but it was likely that opponents would prevail in what at first looked to be an uphill attempt to make the March presidential primary ballot. They had less than 90 days to collect signatures and did it mostly with volunteer crews.
"A people's veto is the chance for citizens to challenge our government when they pass a law that we believe is not in the best interest of our state and not a true representation of the people's will," Sacks said.
The vaccine law, backed by the administration of Gov.
The campaign against the people's veto effort will be led by Maine Families for Vaccines, which helped pass the law.
It was among a raft of bills that faced people's veto efforts after the end of the legislative session in June. The evangelical
"Our goal all along, whether people agree with us or not, is to save lives," Conley said.
In a statement,
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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