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Talks Over Special Election Stalled

Sacramento, CA — Negotiations appear all but dead between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic leaders over possible compromise measures that would be placed on the special election ballot.

Both sides now appear poised to go to political war on November Eighth, even as court rulings continue to reduce the number of measures that will go before voters.

The governor called the special election with hopes that voters would pass a set of initiatives that he believed would bring sweeping change to California.

Those proposed changes would include how tax money is spent, how children are educated and how legislative leaders are chosen.

Officials at the Secretary of State´s office says the election could be canceled but it would require approval by a two-thirds majority of the Legislature and the signature of the governor.