Measure N Maintains Its Lead, Appears Headed for Victory; MacDonald Resigns

By David M. Greenwald
Executive Editor

Woodland, CA – Yolo County released its latest results and Measure N continues to maintain its lead, now with more than 20,000 votes tallied in the March 5 election.

The parcel tax has received just under 14,000 votes or 67.78 percent of the vote, a full percentage above what is needed for passage at 66.66.

That is slightly lower than the 67.87 percent it tallied after Tuesday’s canvass.  And slightly under the 68.05 percent the parcel tax received in 2020.  Nevertheless, the lead has been remarkably consistent since the first tally on election night and appears headed for victory.

The county is expected to wrap up the county votes by Tuesday, March 19.

Moreover, at this time, it is unclear how many there are even left to tally.  As of Friday, the number of estimated county votes remaining is just 1785.  How many of those are in Davis is unclear.

Of that total, 382 were received after Election Day, 30 were provisional, 506 were conditional, and 865 require further review.  Based on that, it seems highly unlikely that the outcome will change.

In the meantime, the support for the recall of Emily MacDonald continues to grow, up to nearly 64 percent of the vote.

It was announced at the Woodland School Board Meeting on Thursday that the Yolo County Office of Education had received her resignation, making the outcome of the recall election moot at this point—though clearly she saw the writing on the wall.

The Vanguard has been attempting to acquire a copy of the resignation letter but was unable to at publication time.

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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  1. Walter Shwe

    The overwhelming success of the Emily MacDonald recall should serve as a warning to any supporter of the conservative extremist organization Moms for Liberty. Supporters should think twice before running for any elected office in either Woodland or Davis.

      1. Walter Shwe

        Here is related story from conservative Orange County. Looks like Moms for Liberty supporters are losing there too.

        2 Orange school board conservatives ousted by recalls with LGBTQ+ policies at the center

        The two Orange Unified board members — Rick Ledesma and Madison Miner — gave farewell remarks on Mondayat what was likely their last board meeting. It will be up to the remaining five board members to either appoint replacements pending the next regular election or opt for a speedier special election.

        The recall came to be an early litmus test on the resonance with voters of issues that have roiled school boards throughout the nation: the teaching of racism and Black history, the rights of LGBTQ+ youth versus the rights of their parents, restrictions on LGBTQ+ symbols and related curriculum, and the removal of library books with sexual content — especially LGBTQ+ content — from school libraries.

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