“As we got closer to the election we knew this would be extremely close and we told all our people this would come down to, we thought, a few hundred votes,” said Tim Clark, campaign strategist for Yes on Measure G.
The side ‘for’ privatizing residential trash pickup led with 54% after initial absentee ballots were counted. But as precinct ballots came in, the lead dropped to just over 50%. The ‘no’ campaign believes it will ultimately come out ahead.
“Right now there are 262 votes that separate the two campaigns. There are 8,100 ballots that need to be counted, and if you look at how things went on Election Day, things are trending in our direction,” said No on G campaign manager Dillon Savory.
“No one knows what's in those ballots. We have a pretty heavy turn in from the north still to be counted, so we like that,” said
Election workers hope to begin counting the remaining ballots Thursday and release new numbers Friday afternoon at . One political consultant says this is democracy at work.
“It tells you that every vote does count,” said Tal Cloud.