Measure J fails to pass

The measure to extend the transit sales tax beyond our lifetimes in order to pay for projects now got almost 65 percent of the vote, but needed 66.67 percent. LA County Democratic Party chair Eric Bauman blamed the loss on "the special interests and conservative forces."

Also uncertain early this morning was Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measure for education. It ended up passing easily, with 54 percent of the vote. Polling near the end of the campaign had shown it with support under 50 percent. Mark Lacter looks at how it came back at LA Biz Observed.

Los Angeles County voters went 60% for Proposition 30.


More by Kevin Roderick:
Bloom-Butler Assembly race too close to call
California's divide on Obama-Romney
Measure J fails to pass
Berman loses, Cardenas and Lacey win, more quick results
Networks start calling it for Obama by 8:15
Recent Campaign 2012 stories on LA Observed:
Bloom-Butler Assembly race too close to call
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California's divide on Obama-Romney
Measure J fails to pass
How Prop 30 came back in the final days

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