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El Dorado County voters like Clinton and Trump, split on development measures

Adam Jensen
ajensen@tahoedailytribune.com

El Dorado County voters’ support of U.S. presidential candidates largely mirrored statewide results in Tuesday’s California primary election, and voters in the county were split on two local development measures on this week’s ballot.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received support from 50.56 percent Democratic voters in the county, while rival Bernie Sanders received 46.32 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the El Dorado County Elections Department that included results from every precinct. Statewide, Clinton received a nod from 55.8 percent of Democratic voters and Sanders received 43.2 percent of the vote.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received 77.22 percent of the vote from Republican voters in El Dorado County. The next closest candidate was Jon Kasich, who received 9.17 percent of the vote. Statewide, Trump received support from 75.3 percent of Republican voters.

El Dorado County voters split on a pair of local measures surrounding development in the county, with Measure E passing 51.81 percent to 48.19 percent and Measure G failing to pass, losing 48.76 percent to 51.24 percent, according to the results posted by the elections department Wednesday.

Measure E amends policies in the El Dorado County General Plan and rescinds 2008 amendments to Measure Y, which, in 1998, added five polices regarding how developers of some projects are required to mitigate traffic impacts. Measure G would have amended land-use designations and zoning policies in El Dorado County and implement a new matrix when determining changes to land use. Neither measure applies to El Dorado County’s jurisdiction inside the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Other results from Tuesday’s California Primary Election

Incumbent Nelson Brooks defeated challenger Roland Tiemann, 58.53 percent to 41.16 percent, for a judge seat in El Dorado County Superior Court.

Republican incumbent Frank Bigelow is expected to face Democratic challenger Robert Carabas in the California State Assembly’s 5th District race in November.

Republican incumbent Ted Gaines will face Democratic challenger Rob Rowen in a race for the California State Senate’s 1st District seat this November.

Democrats Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez are expected to compete for the U.S. Senate seat representing California occupied by outgoing senator Barbara Boxer.

Republican incumbent Tom McClintock will face off against Democratic challenger Robert Derlet for the U.S. House of Representatives 4th District seat in November.

California voters passed Proposition 50, which gives state lawmakers the ability to suspend colleagues’ pay and voting power if accused of wrongdoing, with 75.3 percent of voters supporting the measure Tuesday.


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