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Pasco School Bond Falls Short of Supermajority Vote

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PASCO, Wash.-  Pasco's School Bond fell short of the supermajority vote Tuesday night.

59.3 percent of Franklin County voters said "yes," but they needed at least 60 percent to pass.

However, there is still a chance for the $46.8 million bond to pass.

The Chairman of Pasco Citizens for Better Schools, Mike Miller said there are about 1,000 ballots that still need to be counted, plus additional mail in ballots.

"Well we're hopeful, but we have to admit we've put a lot of work into this. We wanted to make sure the community knew what was needed and we felt like we did that and that the need was sorely great. Again, we have 6,000 students...our schools are full," said Miller.

Miller said they will have to get 650 more "yes" ballots to meet the supermajority.

He says they should know the final count Thursday, February 14th.

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