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Analysis: With the Fate of Measure G Undecided, What's Next?

Jun 11, 2013

Credit Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Right now at a warehouse in Southeast Fresno, county elections workers are busy verifying signatures on the last handful of provisional ballots that will decide the fate of Measure G, the controversial residential trash outsourcing initiative. As of the most recent vote count released last Friday, the measure is currently failing by just 193 votes, with around 2700 ballots left to count.

It’s a scene that recalls the 2000 Presidential election in Florida, complete with observers from both sides and threats of legal action over process and procedure. Fresno State Political Science Professor Jeff Cummins joined us to help us make sense of this situation.