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Mesa School's $300M Bond Ekes Ahead To Passing Status

A week after election day, Maricopa County voters are still seeing some races flip as votes continue to be tallied.

Mesa Unified School District had two funding measures up for vote this year: a budget override and a bond.

Early results showed both appearing to be failing. But as more votes have rolled in, the $300 million bond appears to be passing.

With more than 100,000 votes left in Maricopa County on Tuesday, that pass/fail status could change. The bond, which would go to school buses and technology, is passing by fewer than 1,000 votes.

It is not, however, within recount territory, yet.

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