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Primary results: Proposition 13

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Posted at 9:17 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 01:44:53-05

The only statewide measure on the March 3 ballot is Proposition 13, a $15 billion bond to build, repair and modernize schools in California.

Preliminary Super Tuesday results show Santa Barbara County voters rejecting the proposition with a 59.2% to 40.8% vote. In San Luis Obispo County, the majority of voters are also rejecting the proposition with a 67.3% to 32.7% vote.

Statewide, the no vote is 58.2% as of 10:35 p.m.

If approved, $9 billion would go to K-12 schools. The rest would go to public universities and community colleges.

Teachers unions, doctors and firefighters are among the backers.

The main opposition comes from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Association, which says the state should use its budget surplus to pay for school improvements rather than borrow the money.

Click here to see the latest results for all of the races in the March 3 Primary Election.