The Final Count from the LA County Clerk's Office Shows Measure A Suddenly Passing by Just 16 Votes Out of Nearly 100,000:
Will You Join Us in Funding a Hand Recount?

Last Friday we learned that Measure A, also known as The Infinity Tax (∞), passed by just 16 votes out of 99,336 cast, or 50.01% to 49.99%.

Measure A is an attempt to make permanent an onerous sales tax, hitting low income residents hardest, deceptively sold for important civic needs, yet fed directly into the City's General Fund maw.  The tax was original passed with a promise that it would sunset and go away completely after ten years. 

Now, after misappropriating the money to pay back special interests (like certain bargaining units, developers, city contractors, and port and energy interests, all of which make big money off city hall), they want much more.  Forever.

The mayor spent four years using taxpayer dollars to promote Measure A with signage around the city and other promotional efforts.  Then he spent another $100,000 taxpayer dollars to send out city seal-emblazoned mailers promoting Measure A just before the vote.  He coaxed all elected officials in the city into endorsing Measure A.  And to top it off, he raised $700,000 for his Vote Yes on Measure A & B campaign committee for more glossy mailers.

But the people, we believe, weren't fooled this time.  We believe that they have rejected Measure A, and we are demanding a recount to prove it.  Under the state election code, we have a right to this recount if we can put down a deposit of approximately $20,000.  Erroneous information has been circulated in the local press as to the cost of a recount (that it would be higher), which would be conducted by the office of the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in Norwalk.  The County Clerk's office is currently working to get us a more specific figure and has confirmed our general estimate, based on their own 'Recount Handbook'.

If the recount is successful in overturning the outcome of Measure A, all funds to the County will be refunded, and we in turn will refund our donors for this effort.  So please donate today, and help us reach the total we need.  We have until April 7th to raise the necessary funds.

We will keep you updated on our progress on a daily or every-other-day basis as we have more news/information to report.

Thank you for your dedication to defeating the dishonest Measure A!
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Long Beach Reform Coalition PAC
407 E. 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802

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