Churches the IRS says it is investigating for partisan political activity during the presidential election season. Voters who say "moral values" was the top factor in picking their candidate, when given a list of options. 22% said Iraq was the top factor. Amount Los Angeles County is spending to replace its county seal with one that does not include a cross, which appears on a Spanish mission in the former seal.



$10 million

Other nonprofit groups the IRS says it is investigating for the same reason. Voters who named moral values as their top factor when not given a list of options. 25% said Iraq. Amount Congress authorized to retrofit and repair California's 21 missions.

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Sources: The Associated Press story does not seem to be available online, but this Reuters article says the IRS is investigating 60 non-profits for violating tax-exempt rules. One third of those are churches. The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has its survey of voters' choices after the election. The Los Angeles Times articles about the LA County seal and California's Spanish missions are no longer available online. The Washington Times reports that changing the seal cost $700,000, and the Chicago Tribune has an article (available from the Kansas City Star) about restoring the missions.

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