ALEC gambit to defeat Prop 29 in CA still too close to call
Proponents of the $1-a-pack tax hike on cigarettes on Tuesday’s state ballot refused to concede Thursday night, saying they still hope to overcome the current 1.4% margin of defeat as elections officials tally an estimated 1 million uncounted ballots.
I actually thought this was lost on election day. I’m glad to see that there is still hope to defeat Phillip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Pro-tobacco zealots along with ALEC put a lot of money into trying to defeat this tobacco tax.