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L.A. won't offer prizes to voters in next year's election
L.A. won't offer prizes to voters in next year's election

A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead – at least for next year’s city elections. Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson said this week that he wants more time to consider the idea of using money or other gifts to lure voters to the polls. For now, he is looking to persuade voters on March 3 to move city elections from odd- to even-numbered years -- when state and federal contests are held – beginning in 2020. “I don’t want to overload the public,” Wesson said. “So I think we’re just going to focus on” the change in election dates. Wesson and his colleagues have spent much of this year...

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