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With Almost Half the Vote In, Margin Widens in Favor of Convention Center Hotel

With 252 of 534 precincts reporting, Mayor Tom Leppert's got to be breathing a little easier -- at least, for the moment. Dallas County Elections is reporting that the Vote No side has 30,056 votes, for 50.44 percent of the vote. CATOH can count thus far 29,535 votes. Which means a 207-vote margin has increased to 521. If I do my math correctly. Big if.

I asked Anne Raymond at what margin will CATOH not ask for a recount: "I have no idea," she said. "We haven't even talked about that."

Not surprisingly, then, Proposition 2 is also going down -- but by a significantly wider margin of 8,055 votes: 32,363 no votes to 24,308 in favor.

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