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Officials asked to challenge bridge tolls election

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Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:16 PM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of Crescent City Connection tolls have ask Jefferson Parish officials to challenge referendum results.

The Nov. 6 referendum to extend the tolls passed by a 16 vote margin.

Stop the Tolls and the Voters League of Unincorporated West Jefferson contend a formal canvass of the election results is the only way to instill confidence in the outcome.

The Times-Picayune reports Stop the Tolls organizer Mike Teachworth and Wade Perrin, chairman of the Voters League, both wrote letters to council members and parish President John Young, stressing Jefferson voters rejection of the measure.

The tolls, which east bank-bound motorists pay 40 cents with a toll tag or $1 cash, generate $21 million annually.

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