Tahoe Tax Measure C Failing - even with majority of voters approving of a tax increase

[Paula Peterson]

10:55 PM Update - With all of the local precincts counted, it appears Measure C has failed. With a final tally of the precinct votes and some mail-ins received by 10:49 p.m., the "yes" votes totaled 54 percent, with the "no" votes getting 46 percent. The measure needed two-thirds to pass.

There may still be some late mail-ins to be counted and the vote has not been certified at this time.

Of the 9,889 registered voters, just 2215 ballots (22.4 percent) have been received tonight.