The 11-member Ninth Circuit Federal Appeals Court has overturned the 3-member panel decision of the same court earlier in the month that decided the California recall election be postponed till March 2004.
The reason given then was the 40,000 votes could go uncounted because of the punch cards that will be used by voters in the six counties in the Golden State.
The Court last week accepted the argument of the State top election official and the Secretary of State that some absentee votes have already been cast and a good portion of the budget designated for the recall election has already been spent too.
In addition, the U.S. Appeals Court also ruled that this decision to go ahead with the October 7 recall election is in keeping with the constitution of the State of California.
Now, the front runners in both parties including Democratic Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante and Republicans Arnold Schwarzenegger and State Senator Tom McClintock are now gearing up to go full steam in their respective election campaign to unseat Democratic Governor Gray Davis on October 7.