Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, left, and organizer Carl DeMaio, center, who led a petition drive backed by conservatives to repeal California's gas taxes and vehicle registration fees, stand on Monday, April 30, 2018, in front of 15 boxes of signed petitions outside the San Diego Registrar of Voters building in San Diego. They say 940,000 signatures were collected to put the question on the ballot in November. (AP Photo by Julie Watson)
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, left, and organizer Carl DeMaio, center, who led a petition drive backed by conservatives to repeal California's gas taxes and vehicle registration fees, stand on Monday, April 30, 2018, in front of 15 boxes of signed petitions outside the San Diego Registrar of Voters building in San Diego. They say 940,000 signatures were collected to put the question on the ballot in November. (AP Photo by Julie Watson) Julie Watson AP
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, left, and organizer Carl DeMaio, center, who led a petition drive backed by conservatives to repeal California's gas taxes and vehicle registration fees, stand on Monday, April 30, 2018, in front of 15 boxes of signed petitions outside the San Diego Registrar of Voters building in San Diego. They say 940,000 signatures were collected to put the question on the ballot in November. (AP Photo by Julie Watson) Julie Watson AP

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