Times reveals that the Measure D campaign has broken the law!

Those rascally Measure D Pulido hacks are at it again! This time Jennifer Delson, of the L.A. Times, looked into their fraudulent robo-calls and found out there were some serious dirty tricks going on. Here are a few excerpts from her article:

Recorded phone calls to voters that falsely imply the Santa Ana teachers union supports a ballot measure extending City Council term limits are “dirty tricks,” the union president said Friday.

In addition, the recording does not identify who is paying for the call, a violation of state law.

Measure D, heavily funded by developers and businesses, would extend City Council members’ terms from eight to 12 years.

Dave Barton, president of the Santa Ana Educators’ Assn., said a recording of the call was being sent to the union’s attorney.

In a written statement issued Friday, the union said, “It is unfortunate when a campaign uses dirty tricks to drum up votes. It is totally unacceptable for them to try and use our good name.”

The call sounds like this: “This is Marina Alfaro, a Santa Ana schoolteacher calling with important information regarding the Feb. 5. election. The local teachers and I strongly urge our Santa Ana neighbors to vote yes on Measure D. Measure D is critically important to ensure ethical and accountable leadership in City Hall. Measure D is for democracy, so please join our local teachers, firefighters and police officers in voting yes on Measure D. It’s time to take back local government.”

Police and firefighters unions have each donated $5,000 to support Measure D.

School district spokeswoman Angela Burrell said a teacher named Marina Alfaro does work for the district. Efforts to reach her were unsuccessful.

Neither Max Madrid, treasurer of the committee supporting the measure, nor Kaufman Downing, a Los Angeles political consulting firm working for the committee, returned calls seeking comment.

Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez, who will be termed out in November unless Measure D passes, said in an e-mail, “Individuals have any and all freedoms to express their opinions and their views on political measures, this includes teachers. . . . “

Alvarez’s home address is the address of the Yes on Measure D committee on campaign contribution statements.

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