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51st state among local measures put to voters across California
51st state among local measures put to voters across California

The longshot "State of Jefferson" gained a northern county in its camp of backers — and was rebuked by another. Lake County marijuana grows were curtailed, while an effort to restore the health of Clear Lake fell short. And in San Francisco and San Diego, voters weighed in on contentious development issues. Tuesday's election presented Californians with a host of local measures that touched on identity — and voters spoke. In Del Norte County, they rejected the campaign to form a 51st state, defeating a measure that would have given the Board of Supervisors the green light to back the venture. Boards in Siskiyou, Modoc, Glenn and Yuba counties have voted...

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