Winning Together: Every Vote Counts

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July 17  |  Community  |   Carl Guardino

Not until four weeks after the November 2008 election, was it determined that “Measure B,” a one-eighth of one cent sales tax to fund the operation and maintenance of the future BART extension for Silicon Valley had been passed by the electorate.

On Election Night, four weeks earlier, it appeared – to some – that we had lost.

Four long weeks later, once every absentee ballot and provisional ballot had been counted, the yes votes slowly gained momentum to meet and exceed the required two-thirds threshold.  Yes, out of nearly 700,000 votes cast, Measure A earned 66.78 percent of the vote, winning by the razor-thin margin of .11 percent of the vote.  

“Whew.”

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