1) Measure B recount process needs volunteer observers
From David Schonbrunn at Transportation Solutions Defense and
TRANSDEF will be in court 8:30 am Monday morning, 191 N. First St.,
seeking a court order for a manual recount of 10% of the precincts
B. We feel pretty confident that the Court will agree with us, and
This definitely is a case of "be careful what you wish for." The
be likely to start the next day, so we need to be organized, with a
of volunteers. The Registrar will have to recount 114 precincts, and
crucial to have someone at each counting table.
Would you be able to come down to the Registrar of Voters and observe
counting? I estimate it would last no more than 3 days. TRANSDEF
lunches for our team.
If there's any way you can find the time to join us in San Jose for
day, please respond by email. I will follow up with further
information on how
to get to the office there.
Our situation is simple: if we can find one ballot per precinct that
have been disqualified that voted Yes, or a No ballot that didn't get
the scanning machine, we can change the results of the election.
a volunteer observer at each counting table to identify the ballots
the criteria to be disqualified. They would then challenge that
gets it addressed by election officials. TRANSDEF will provide the
how to do this. With your help, we can turn this thing around!!
This election is absolutely crucial to the future of transit in the
If this tax is defeated, VTA will have to rethink this project.
out our website, www.transdef.org and click on the BART Extensions
page to see
what we think should be built in its place. There's also a link to
release about the lawsuit right there.
David Schonbrunn, President
Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund (TRANSDEF)
P.O. Box 151439
San Rafael, CA 94915-1439