By Adam Powell
Despite some early momentum on the part of Sunrise El Paso and its army of young, progressive organizers, the ambitious El Paso Climate Charter was roundly defeated.
The proposal was doomed when early voting totals were released after polls closed at 7 p.m. — of the more than 35,000 early ballots cast, over 28,000 voted against the proposal. Even if every vote cast on Election Day had been in favor of the climate charter, there were not enough ballots cast to change the overwhelming defeat.
Voters had cast ballots 40,680 against Prop K while 9,190 voters supported the measure. Eighty-two percent of voters were against the climate charter proposition, according to unofficial final Election Day results.
Voter turnout only reached around 12% with 53,212 of 455,223 registered voters casting ballots.
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