Earlier today, we reported on the detailed costs of a potential recount in District 7, where Norman Yee edged F.X. Crowley by 132 votes.
Department of Elections head John Arntz now says he received a call earlier today from the attorney representing Crowley's backers. And, in the words of the Gershwins, “Let's call the whole thing off.” There will be no recount.
Jim Sutton had been representing District 7 resident Linda Plack, who was bankrolled by a consortium of union and labor groups backing Crowley. Arntz says Plack/Sutton/Unions/Crowley didn't respond to his request to submit a cashier's check for a shade over $10,000 by 10 a.m. today, and Sutton phoned not long ago to throw in the towel on the process.
See Also: Prior District 7 Coverage