The latest figures from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters adds nearly 10,000 votes to Berkeley totals — a nearly 30% increase on yesterday — and the closely fought West Berkeley zoning change, Measure T has changed dramatically again.
Yesterday, supporters of Measure T had inched five votes ahead of opponents. Today, the yes votes are 426 short of the no votes, the biggest gap in the contest. The registrar expects to finish counting mail in ballots tomorrow, and then his staff will move on to the 40,000 provisional ballots collected countywide.
On Measure S, the sit ordinance, opponents seem securely ahead, with a 1,407 vote lead. Berkeleyside has updated the Google Docs spreadsheet for measures S and T scenarios. … Continue reading »
It wasn’t just the presidential election Tuesday that had Berkeleyans glued to screens. Berkeleyside’s live blogging of the local elections — which included all the night’s results — garnered a whopping 10,745 pageviews.
Our pre-election coverage and post-mortem analysis has had readers riveted for weeks — a healthy sign of engagement in democracy.
It’s not over yet, however, as ballots continue to be processed at the Alameda County Registrar — and one measure’s fate, the West Berkeley re-zoning ordinance, hangs in the balance.
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