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Governor Reacts to Recall Delay

Governor Davis says in a statement “anything that leads to greater enfranchisement in California is something we support.” The governor notes today´s federal appeals court decision is not final. Davis says he will continue to campaign for the October seventh election until the issue is resolved in the courts.

One of the groups that put the recall of Governor Gray Davis on the California ballot is promising a quick appeal of today´s court ruling.

A federal appeals court postponed the election – which had been set for October seventh. The judges objected to the use of an outdated punch-card system in six of California´s counties. But the court isn´t implementing its decision for another week — to allow time for an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

And Ted Costa, one of the organizers of the recall, says that will happen within 24 hours. A spokesman for Davis, meanwhile, says the governor supports today´s ruling – but that he´ll keep campaigning until there´s a final decision in the courts.