Latest Measure J results: Nov. 26 update

The Los Angeles County Registrar has added two more updates since we last looked at the numbers before Thanksgiving and the number of ‘yes’ votes keep rising. It now stands at 65.66% — which is exactly one percent less than the two-thirds ‘yes’ votes it needed for approval.

I’ll update this post when I find out how many ballots are left to be counted — I think we’re in the neighborhood of about 100,000 ballots remaining. As we’ve said before, it’s possible but very unlikely that Measure J will pass.

7 replies

  1. of those 100k, about 95k would have to be yes votes in order to reach the 66.66% amount.. Is there any idea from what areas those remaining votes are from?

    • Hi Carlos;

      We don’t know where the ballots were cast. We just know Measure J has been doing better with the absentees and provisional ballots.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. Clearly the majority of the county wanted this passed. That’s a no brainer. It’s only been 4 years since Measure R though and projects have yet to be opened and allow people to reap the benefits of the sales tax they give in return. 2016 would be the perfect time to bring back this measure if it doesn’t pass now as many new transit projects will be under way and some will be opened. Can’t give up now. L.A. deserves a good transit system that rivals other big cities.

    • Hi Tim;

      I believe that Metro could request a recount if it’s within a half-point of passage. Not sure of costs involved, who would bear the costs and whether the Metro Board would want to pursue it.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  3. I think it’s very very unlikely 95 percent of the 100k remaining ballots would vote yrs no matter what area they are sent from but I still pray that there will be a miracle of some sort!