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Riverside Superior Court Judge Harold Hopp issued a preliminary injunction Nov. 9 against the certification of Riverside’s Nov. 2 election due to ballot Measure C, which, if approved, would transfer up to 11.5% of Riverside’s electric utility revenue to Riverside’s general fund. At last count, Nov. 5, 55% of voters voted yes on the measure.

Petitioners Riversiders Against Increased Taxes (RAIT) argued that the Nov. 2 election was a special election. The California Constitution requires tax initiatives to be held during general elections. 

The city of Riverside argued that RAIT would not succeed on the merits of their case because the election was a

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