Leads widen for Battle Ground, Green Mountain levies

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After Tuesday’s special elections in Battle Ground and Green Mountain, the gap between the “yays” and “nays” widened Wednesday as more ballots were counted, according to the Clark County Elections Office.

With only about 400 ballots left to count, the results are not expected to change, said Tim Likness, elections supervisor.

In Battle Ground an additional 2,834 ballots counted Wednesday increased the four-year maintenance and operations levy’s approval to 55.94 percent, or 11,245 votes in favor to 8,856 votes opposed.

An additional 37 ballots in the Green Mountain school district raised the bond approval to 58.44 percent, or 142 votes in favor to 101 votes opposed.

In La Center, an additional 411 ballots counted Wednesday narrowed the gap. Although the bond for the district’s sports field was still failing, the margin of defeat narrowed to 53.67 percent, or 1,288 votes against the measure to 1,112 in favor.