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Mapping the Transit tax vote: Passing in some cities, failing in ‘burbs

This is a map of the election night vote totals from the 2015 April Special Election for the STA sales tax proposal. (Jim Camden/Spokesman-Review)
This is a map of the election night vote totals from the 2015 April Special Election for the STA sales tax proposal. (Jim Camden/Spokesman-Review)

The proposed sales tax increase for the Spokane Transit Authority did well in the election night vote tallies in the cities of Spokane, Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake, and at Fairchild Air Force Base.

But it failed in much of the Valley, Mead, the unincorporated West Plains and the south suburbs.

This computer analysis of the vote by precinct shows where the proposal if ahead or behind, a little or a lot.

Here's this morning's story. 

For a closer look at the vote, click on the document link above.



Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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