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Signature gatherers accused of lying to voters

Supporters of raising San Diego's minimum wage say they were duped into signing a petition for a ballot measure seeking to overturn it.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Supporters of raising San Diego's minimum wage say they were duped into signing a petition for a ballot measure seeking to overturn it.

Former state assemblywoman Lori Saldana says more than 1,000 San Diegans are trying to get their signatures removed from the petition. They accuse paid signature gatherers of lying to voters, telling them their signature would ensure the minimum wage would be raised, which the City Council has already approved.

"They're actually asking you to sign and telling you the exact opposite of what is intended, so that is going to mislead and deceive people, and they can get a bunch of signatures by lying to people, and that is not OK," voter Eric Thies said.

Voters who wish to have their signature removed from the petition can submit a request in writing to the city clerk's office by September 17.

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