Arnold’s pet redistricting plan gets terminated

Judge removes Prop. 77 from ballot.

A Sacramento Superior Court judge has thrown the governor’s redistricting plan off the ballot, according to this breaking AP report:

SACRAMENTO — A Superior Court judge on Thursday kicked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s redistricting measure off the special election ballot, ruling that supporters violated California’s constitution by using two versions of the initiative in the qualifying process.

“The differences are not simply typographical errors,” Judge Gail Ohanesian said. “They’re not merely about the format of the measure. They are not simply technical. Instead they go to the substantive terms of the measure.”