Late Tuesday, the Los Angeles Country Registrar-Recorder’s released a new tally for the general election showing the massive condo-Waldorf Astoria project at the Beverly Hilton site had pulled ahead by 16 votes. About 1,000 votes remain to be counted.
The project was losing by seven votes through Friday’s counting of votes from election day but with absentees and provisional votes, the result is Measure is ahead 7,017 to 7,001 or 50.06 percent to 49.94 percent. A recount seems certain.
The latest figures show Los Angeles City Measure A, the so-called Gang Tax, still is short of the needed two-thirds majority 65.38 percent to 34,62 percent.
And Measure R, also still in question, remains ahead with just over the two-thirds needed with 67.23 percent to 32.77 percent.