July 7, 1988 |
Proposition 74, Gov. George Deukmejian's $1-billion transportation bond measure, was rejected in the June 7 primary election by a tiny margin of 355 votes out of more than 5.2 million cast, Secretary of State March Fong Eu announced Wednesday. The defeat of the proposition represents a serious setback for Deukmejian, who had proposed issuing $1 billion in bonds as the centerpiece of his plan to relieve traffic congestion and improve California's transportation network.
May 19, 1988 |
Gov. George Deukmejian faces a hard sell in trying to convince reluctant voters that they should approve his $1-billion transportation bond issue that would change California's historic "pay-as-you-go" method of building highways, The Los Angeles Times Poll has found. Californians now are divided on the issue, with people likely to vote in the June 7 primary splitting 41% for the proposal, 39% against and 20% undecided, the survey showed.
July 20, 1988
Secretary of State March Fong Eu has certified the results from the June 7 election showing that Proposition 74, Gov. George Deukmejian's $1-billion bond measure, was defeated by 541 votes. The final official canvass includes ballots from a precinct in Pomona that were cast by mail after officials discovered that the original ballots cast in the precinct had disappeared. The 541-vote margin makes Proposition 74 the closest statewide election since 1915.
July 9, 1988 |
Gov. George Deukmejian will not request a recount of the ballots cast on Proposition 74, the $1-billion transportation bond measure he sponsored that was rejected by only 355 votes, his office announced Friday. "It was briefly examined, and the conclusion was made not to pursue a recount," said Kevin Brett, Deukmejian's press secretary. "The decision is final, and it's not going to change."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1988 |
They called him Delta Duke in his debut as traffic reporter. He told morning radio audiences that traffic on the San Diego Freeway was nearly at a standstill along the South Bay curve. Later, he reported, cars were moving slowly past Los Angeles International Airport. This was hardly news, of course, to the thousands of drivers who make the commute each day. But providing traffic updates also gave Delta Duke, alias Gov.