|As we go to press, no data is available to show how Jackson fared in the final round of fundraising.|
Jackson may have encountered difficulties in fundraising as a result of the way he decided to handle the LA Times exclusive showing that he had attended a fundraiser hosted by a convicted felon. Jackosn compounded his difficulties by lying about the May 5 event at the Beverly Hills mansion of Victorino Noval as 'not being a fundraiser,' but a Cinco de Mayo party.
Jackson then took the bizarre step of accusing his host of lying, saying he was 'trying to sound like a big shot to his friends.' However, it later was revealed that the host had sent out an email invitation making it clear that the event was a fundraiser designed to 'help him out [Jackson] financially.'
Whether potential hosts were deterred by Jackson's ineptitude in handling the publicity or reviled by the way Jackson shamefully accused his host of lying, may explain why Jackson decided not to report his final per-election statement electronically; there wasn't much to report.
What is certain is that Lacey has the momentum in the final few days, now just hours, before Los Angelenos cast their votes to decide on LA's next District Attorney. It will be an historic election night and, fittingly, Lacey has decided to hold her victory party at an historic location; Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.
It will be a night to remember. The polls close at 8:00PM and typically the first results will be released around 9:00PM when the vote by mail results become known. The Dragnet will be posting live updates throughout the night via our Twitter feed and this blog.