See updates, below.
San Mateo County’s additional transportation sales tax, Measure W, failed to get a 2/3 majority vote on election night. As the mail-in ballots are slowly tallied, the percentage is creeping slowly towards 66.67%. As of November 25, the count was at 66.55% yes, with approximately 13,000 ballots left to count. TRANSDEF has taken an Oppose position, and has been helping its allies in San Mateo County.
Excellent coverage in the local press:
Daily Post Measure W Editorial
As of Tuesday, November 27, the margin had shifted significantly to 66.87% Yes votes. Concerns have been raised over the change in the trend of the vote count, since last Friday. See these articles, especially the first: