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L.A. Unified fails to turn out its population base to pass parcel tax

Jun 10, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
In a district with nearly 618,000 students, Measure E could have swept to victory with about 204,000 yes votes from parents, employees and others. But with 53% of the vote, it went down to defeat.

If the nation's second-largest school system had turned out its parents, employees, their relatives and close friends, a parcel tax on Tuesday's ballot could have swept to victory.

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