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2020
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Village voters gave a big thumbs-up to the property tax renewal on March 15, and also favored Bernie Sanders over Hilary Clinton and John Kasich over Donald Trump.

Village voters gave a big thumbs-up to the property tax renewal on March 15, and also favored Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton and John Kasich over Donald Trump.

Village levy wins big; Bernie, Kasich take YS

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Village voters gave a resounding YES to the Village 8.4 mills property tax levy renewal on March 15, with almost 80 percent of voters approving the levy. Long, snaking lines at Antioch University Midwest all day on Tuesday made clear what election officials later confirmed: voter turnout was high in the village, at almost 60 percent.

This was the second renewal for the five-year levy, which provides about 20 percent of the Village general fund, or $743,000 yearly. Yellow Springs leaders cited state funding cuts in recent years as the reason the levy is still necessary to keep the village on solid financial ground.

And while Hillary Clinton won Ohio overall in the Democratic presidential primary, Senator Bernie Sanders won the hearts of most Yellow Springs voters, taking 57 percent of the votes to Clinton’s 43 percent. And on the Republican side, Governor John Kasich gained three times the votes of frontrunner Donald Trump in Yellow Springs. Still, 50 villagers voted for Trump.

See the March 17 Yellow Springs News for more detailed information about village voting, including precinct results.

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