Chargers file brief with court over Measure C, seek simple majority for passage

Measure C currently requires 2/3 vote to pass
Posted at 6:22 PM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 21:25:51-04

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers are hinting at a legal challenge over how many votes are needed to pass Measure C.

The Voice of San Diego reported the team filed an amicus curiae brief over their downtown stadium initiative.

As it currently stands, Measure C will need a 2/3 vote to pass. However, the filing of the brief signals the Chargers' desire to have a simple majority -- 50 percent plus one -- for the measure to pass.

The filing may mean a legal challenge after Election Day.

The passage of Measure C would raise the city of San Diego's hotel tax in order to pay for the new downtown stadium and convention center annex.