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Pavletic won’t request recount

Submitted by on 1, June 19, 2008 – 11:50 amNo Comment

Well folks, it looks like this Measure H thing edged a step closer to being a done deal today. According to the Alameda Sun’s David DeBolt, the measure’s chief public critic, Tom Pavletic, says he will not request a recount of the vote (thanks for the tip, RS). Pavletic told The Island a few weeks ago that if the measure passed, he would request a recount, but when it did appear to pass, he was a mite cagey about his intentions (he first said he knew of no voter who would request a recount; when we pressed further, he told us to ask the school district, which put the measure on the ballot, whether they had any recount plans). The vote is slated to be certified June 27, and anyone who wants a recount – and the hefty price tag they’d likely have to pay for it – has five days to ask. We’ll update you as things are finalized or as more news happens.

By the way, we’ve been wondering what to do with those H and Alameda Education Foundation lawn signs, now that the election has passed. So we checked in with the folks over at garbage hauler Alameda County Industries to see if they can be recycled. They can. They think. Or you could save the signs, maybe frame them and hang them over the mantle for posterity’s sake?

Anyway, it looks like Measure H has extended its lead, according to new results posted by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters this afternoon. With an additional 65 votes counted, it’s leading 11,445, or 66.9 percent, to 5,663, or 33.1 percent.

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