Chargers go door-to-door in last-minute-push for Measure C

Posted at 2:39 PM, Nov 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-05 17:45:09-04
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers sent dozens of canvassers into local neighborhoods Saturday, who went door-to-door to try and garner support for Measure C, just three days before the General Election. 
Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., members of the Building Trades Council and other labor unions fanned throughout the region, with the hopes of knocking on nearly 10,000 doors. 
The event was sanctioned by Chargers Owner Dean Spanos as a final get out the vote event.
In the latest KGTV poll released Thursday, 48 percent of respondents said they were certain to vote against Measure C and 40 percent were certain to vote for it. 12 percent were uncertain.
Measure C, which would effectively raise the San Diego hotel tax from 12.5 to 16.5 percent in order to fund the construction of a Chargers stadium and convention center, needs a two-thirds majority to pass.
On Friday, the Chargers filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of California signaling their desire to have a simple majority -- 50 percent plus one -- for the measure to pass.