Sue Payne, the Montgomery County woman leading the effort to petition the law to referendum did not respond to requests for comment. She told a radio show Saturday night that her group was about 1,000 signatures short of the 18,759 required. She said she found even more delivered to her P.O. box Saturday morning.
"We really gave it the best effort," Payne said in the radio interview. "Another day or two we could have done it."
Payne said that a group of Republican lawmakers deliberately discouraged people against signing it, and that those legislators would be targeted in the next election.