A few months ago, Cord leaders submitted a total of 1.6 million signatures, well more than the 1 million required to call for a referendum.
The IEBC is allowed by the law 90 days to verify the signatures before proceeding to the next step. They exceeded that limit by several weeks.
When they finally gave their decision yesterday, it was a BIG NO to the Referendum plans.
According to a press release, the signatures submitted were taken through a rigorous process of quality checks, double entry and outright fakes before being brought down to less than a million.
Only 891,598 signatures were declared valid.
The following numbers explain how the elimination process was carried out.