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Lead grows for social marijuana use Initiative 300 as Denver ballot count continues

Lead Grows For Social Marijuana Use Initiative 300 As Denver Ballot Count Continues

Published: Nov 11, 2016, 1:39 pm • Updated: Nov 12, 2016, 10:55 am By Jon Murray, The Denver Post Too many ballots remainuncounted to declare victory for Denver’s social marijuana use ballot measure, but its lead has continued to widen in updated results.As of 7:30 p.m. Friday, 52.7 percent of voters have supported passage of Initiative 300, giving it a lead of 14,443 votes, or 5.3 percentage points. That compares with a narrower 1.3 percentage-point lead the measure had a few hours after polls closed Tuesday.But the current margin was dwarfed by roughly 47,000 ballots that still remained uncounted, according to figures released by the Denver Elections Division. That was down from 90,000 remaining Thursday evening.It has been dealing with a crush of ballots dropped off or voted in person the final two days of Tuesday’s election, which has drawn out counting. After taking off Friday for Veteran’s Day, election workers will resume ballot processing Saturday. The main count likely won’...

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