Restraining order to stop BART to SJ denied

December 2, 2008 1:24:43 PM PST
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Peter Busch today denied a temporary restraining order requested by opponents of a measure to extend Bay Area Rapid Transit to Santa Clara County.

Opponents of Measure B filed a lawsuit to prevent Santa Clara County elections officials from certifying results from the Nov. 4 election.

The opponents were seeking a manual recount of 10 percent of precincts for the measure, which barely garnered the two-thirds support it needed to pass, winning 66.78 percent of the vote.

Despite today's scheduled court hearing, Santa Clara County officials went ahead and certified the election results early this morning.