Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bye Bye VHS

In a low turnout election, Measure P collected nearly 88 percent of the vote. Underwhelming turnout, reflected int he lack of much debate. Mail-in ballots decided the hospitals disposition.

Votes were posted at the Riverside County Registrar of Voter's site shortly after polls closed at 8 p.m. At that time, those in favor of the sale of Hemet Valley and Menifee Valley medical centers to a group of doctors — Physicians for Healthy Hospitals — out number oppenents nearly seven to one.

Here the final results (not official yet) as of 11:22 p.m. and 100 percent of the precincts reporting.

P-Valley Health System
184/184 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 22,866 87.17%
NO 3,364 12.83%
Total 26,230 100.00%

At 10:35 p.m., the following totals were released

P-Valley Health System
145/184 78.80%
Vote Count Percent
YES 21,182 87.68%
NO 2,977 12.32%
Total 24,159 100.00%

initial results from 8:04 p.m
P-Valley Health System
119/184 64.67%
Vote Count Percent
YES 20,482 87.66%
NO 2,884 12.34%
Total 23,366 100.00%

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