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Measure A Defeated in Close Vote

In a very close vote a controversial public measure that would have increased the Des Moines metro sales tax by 17% was defeated at the polls according to unofficial results reported on the Polk County Auditor’s page.

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Similar measures were also defeated in Alleman, Ankeny, unincorporated Polk County. Voting in Granger resulted in a tie, but a majority is required for passage. Therefore their measure was defeated

Carlisle, Elkhart, Runnells, and Mitchellville passed their sales tax increases.

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