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Fresno County ballot count progressing, but slowly

The Fresno County Elections Office made little headway on the ballot count over the holiday week, and a handful of local contests from Nov. 6 remain too close to call.

Measure O, the countywide measure to streamline government privatization, continues to trail by a little more than 1 percent, or about 3,000 votes. But some 25,000 ballots remain uncounted.

Labor groups opposing the measure said last week that they’re confident the initiative will fail.

A handful of city council and school board races are tighter.

According to Registrar of Voters Brandi Orth, about 1,000 mail ballots and 24,000 provisional ballots still need to be tallied.

The office has a state deadline of Dec. 4 for finishing the count.

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