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November 9, 2012
Sacramento council, claw races remain too close to call

Both Sacramento City Council races remain too close to call after election results were updated this afternoon.

Former Councilman Rob Kerth has increased his lead over developer Allen Warren in north Sacramento. Kerth has 51 percent of the vote to Warren's 49 percent, a difference of 215 votes. That margin was just 63 votes earlier in the week.

The District 4 race is even tighter. Architect Joe Yee has taken back the lead in the latest results and now has a 46-vote advantage over biotech firm manager Steve Hansen. In results posted Wednesday, Hansen led by 28 votes.

Meanwhile, the outcome of Measure T remains too close to call. The proposal to allow the city to require green waste bins is leading 51 to 49 percent. If it passes, the city plans to scale back regular leaf collection by the Claw.

Based on voter turnout estimates, thousands of votes in the city still need to be counted.

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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