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Early results show trouble for ballot issues

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Monday, we posted a story on MyTown (Vote for yourself on election day) suggesting voters forget about the polls because they are all over the place.

Well, take a look at the flip flop on Initiated Measure 15, a one-cent sales tax hike for education and healthcare.

A Nielson Brothers poll last year said 56 percent of voters were against it.  This year, the same NB poll showed only 32 percent against the tax.

Tonight, at just after 8 p.m., 58 percent of the votes tallied are "no."  So go figure polls.

It also looks as if voters are in no mood to spend money on a large development fund, despite Governor Dennis Daugaard's personal push for Referred Law 14.

And in what could be another rebuke of a governor plan, voters are overwhelmingly voting against Referred Law 16, giving teacher bonuses and revamping educator performance reports.

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