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Election: South Lake Tahoe measures face uphill battles

Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe will host an in-person voting center from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3.
Bill Rozak / Tahoe Daily Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Early voting results are in for El Dorado County and both measures put to South Lake Tahoe voters are failing. 

El Dorado County released the results from the 47,293 (nearly 38%) voters who submitted early ballots. 

Measure B, which would raise fees to help Lake Valley Fire Protection District buy new equipment, has 58% voting yes but it needs two-thirds of the vote to pass.

Just 35%, or 2,084, of a possible 5,917 votes have been counted and 1,203 have voted yes compared to 850 no votes.

Measure M, a snow removal tax that would help purchase equipment for an aging fleet, has been basically defeated with only 35% of the votes counted.

No voters represent 54% of the 2,105 ballots cast out of 5,976 possible. To overcome the deficit, yes voters would have had to show up in force Tuesday at the polls.

Incumbent U.S. Representative for Congressional District 4, Tom McClintock, may have a serious challenger in November in Democratic opponent Brynne Kennedy. McClintock, a Republican, has almost 52% of the vote while Kennedy has 38% (26,627-19,685). 

As for the democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders is ahead in the county with 54% of the votes counted. Sanders has 24% (4,770 votes), with Vice President Joe Biden trailing right behind with 23% (4,533). 

The full slate of election results can be viewed here.


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