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November 4, 2008 Election

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County Results as of Nov 25 11:10am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1,142/1,142)
86.0% Countywide Voter Turnout (678,033/788,821)
Statewide Results as of Nov 26 1:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25423/25423)
77.5% Statewide Voter Turnout (13,412,761/17,304,091)

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    President

    President/Vice President of the United StatesClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    US Legislature

    United States Representative; District 11Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    United States Representative; District 14Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    United States Representative; District 15Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mike Honda, Democratic
      170,476 votes 71.7%
    • Joyce Cordi, Republican
      55,369 votes 23.3%
    • Peter Myers, Green
      12,083 votes 5.0%

    United States Representative; District 16Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Senate

    State Senator; District 11Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Senator; District 13Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Senator; District 15Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Assembly

    Member of the State Assembly; District 20Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member of the State Assembly; District 21Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Ira Ruskin, Democratic
      133,736 votes 71.0%
    • Annalisa Temple, Republican
      54,799 votes 29.0%

    Member of the State Assembly; District 22Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Paul Fong, Democratic
      108,975 votes 76.2%
    • Brent Oya, Republican
      34,159 votes 23.8%

    Member of the State Assembly; District 23Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Joe Coto, Democratic
      81,139 votes 76.6%
    • Mark Patrosso, Republican
      24,789 votes 23.4%

    Member of the State Assembly; District 24Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Jim Beall, Jr., Democratic
      110,452 votes 66.1%
    • Doug McNea, Republican
      56,686 votes 33.9%

    Member of the State Assembly; District 27Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member of the State Assembly; District 28Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Judicial

    Judge - Superior Court; County of Santa Clara; Office 8Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    School

    Member; Santa Clara County Board of Education; Trustee Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member; Santa Clara County Board of Education; Trustee Area 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Member; Santa Clara County Board of Education; Trustee Area 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Trustee; West Valley-Mission Community College District; Trustee Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Trustee; West Valley-Mission Community College District; Trustee Area 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Gilroy Unified School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    Board Member; Milpitas Unified School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Trustee; San Jose Unified School District; Trustee Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Trustee; Santa Clara Unified School District; Trustee Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Campbell Union High School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; East Side Union High School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District; 4 Year TermClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; San Benito High School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Evelyn E. Muro
      19 votes 34.55%
    • Joseph Gardner
      19 votes 34.55%
    • Ray Rodriguez
      17 votes 30.91%

    Board Member; Alum Rock Union Elementary School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Berryessa Union School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Cambrian School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Lakeside Joint School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Board Member; Luther Burbank School District; 4 Year TermClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Lorraine Garza
      495 votes 44.28%
    • Blanca Diaz
      412 votes 36.85%
    • John Mumy
      211 votes 18.87%

    Board Member; Luther Burbank School District; 2 Year Short TermClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Doreen Hassan
      430 votes 53.95%
    • Pamela Ortiz
      367 votes 46.05%

    Board Member; North County Joint Union School District; 4 Year TermClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Frank O'Connell
      36 votes 38.30%
    • Renee Faught
      28 votes 29.79%
    • Mark M. Wright
      23 votes 24.47%
    • Christie Cabrera
      7 votes 7.45%

    County

    County Supervisor; Santa Clara County; Supervisorial District 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    County Supervisor; Santa Clara County; Supervisorial District 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    City

    Council Member; City of CampbellClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    City Clerk; City of CampbellClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Anne Coyne Bybee
      12,069 votes 100.00%

    Treasurer; City of CampbellClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Gerald Kennedy
      11,915 votes 100.00%

    Council Member; Town of Los Altos HillsClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    Council Member; Town of Los GatosClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Mayor; City of MilpitasClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Bob Livengood
      11,829 votes 63.95%
    • Craig Donnelly
      6,669 votes 36.05%

    Council Member; City of MilpitasClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Council Member; City of Monte SerenoClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Susan Garner
      1,173 votes 51.38%
    • Lana Malloy
      1,110 votes 48.62%

    Mayor; City of Morgan HillClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of Morgan HillClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    City Clerk; City of Morgan HillClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Irma Torrez
      12,390 votes 100.00%

    Treasurer; City of Morgan HillClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Michael J. Roorda
      11,864 votes 100.00%

    Council Member; City of Mountain ViewClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (4 Elected)

    Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Ash Kalra
      15,639 votes 54.43%
    • Jacquelyn "Jackie" Adams
      13,095 votes 45.57%

    Council Member; City of San Jose; Council District 8Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of Santa Clara; Seat 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of Santa Clara; Seat 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of Santa Clara; Seat 6Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Council Member; City of Santa Clara; Seat 7Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    City Clerk; City of Santa ClaraClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Chief of Police; City of Santa ClaraClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Steve Lodge
      27,824 votes 100.00%

    Council Member; City of SaratogaClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    Special District

    Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Director; District 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Director; District 7Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    State Propositions

    Proposition 1A Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train
    Pass: 6,512,189 / 52.5% Yes votes ...... 5,887,181 / 47.5% No votes
    To provide Californians a safe, convenient, affordable, and reliable alternative to driving and high gas prices; to provide good-paying jobs and improve California's economy while reducing air pollution, global warming greenhouse gases, and our dependence on foreign oil, shall $9.95 billion in bonds be issued to establish a clean, efficient high-speed train service linking Southern California, the Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area, with at least 90 percent of bond funds spent for specific projects, with federal and private matching funds required, all bond funds subject to an independent audit?

    Proposition 2 Standards for Confining Farm Animals
    Pass: 8,009,556 / 63.4% Yes votes ...... 4,622,352 / 36.6% No votes
    Shall certain farm animals be allowed, for the majority of every day, to fully extend their limbs or wings, lie down, stand up and turn around?

    Proposition 3 Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program
    Pass: 6,805,649 / 55.1% Yes votes ...... 5,536,987 / 44.9% No votes
    Shall $980,000,000 in general obligation bonds be authorized for construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, furnishing and equipping of eligible children's hospitals?

    Proposition 4 Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy
    Fail: 6,071,863 / 48.0% Yes votes ...... 6,570,777 / 52.0% No votes
    Shall the California Constitution be changed to prohibit abortion for an unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor's parent, legal guardian, or, in limited cases, substitute adult relative?

    Proposition 5 Nonviolent Drug Offenses, Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation
    Fail: 5,015,080 / 40.4% Yes votes ...... 7,407,454 / 59.6% No votes
    Shall $460,000,000 be allocated annually to improve and expand treatment programs?

    Proposition 6 Police and Law Enforcement Funding. Criminal Penalties and Laws
    Fail: 3,728,495 / 30.8% Yes votes ...... 8,365,052 / 69.2% No votes
    Shall of minimum of $965,000,000 of state funding be required each year for police and local law enforcement?

    Proposition 7 Renewable Energy Generation
    Fail: 4,376,814 / 35.4% Yes votes ...... 7,984,617 / 64.6% No votes
    Shall government-owned utilities be required to generate 20% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2010, a standard currently applicable to private electrical corporations? Shall all utilities be required to generate 40% by 2020 and 50% by 2025?

    Proposition 8 Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry
    Pass: 6,838,107 / 52.3% Yes votes ...... 6,246,463 / 47.7% No votes
    Shall the California Constitution be changed to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California?

    Proposition 9 Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole
    Pass: 6,518,511 / 53.8% Yes votes ...... 5,602,596 / 46.2% No votes
    Shall notification to victim and opportunity for input during phases of criminal justice process, including bail, pleas, sentencing and parole be required? Shall victim safety be a consideration for bail or parole?

    Proposition 10 Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Bonds
    Fail: 4,966,867 / 40.5% Yes votes ...... 7,303,418 / 59.5% No votes
    Shall $5 billion in bonds paid from state's General Fund be authorized to help consumers and others purchase certain vehicles, and to help research in renewable energy and alternative fuel vehicles?

    Proposition 11 Redistricting
    Pass: 5,957,057 / 50.8% Yes votes ...... 5,759,932 / 49.2% No votes
    Shall the authority for establishing state office boundaries be changed from elected representatives to a commission comprised of Democrats, Republicans, and representatives of neither party selected from the registered voter pool in a multilevel process?

    Proposition 12 Veteran's Bond Act of 2008
    Pass: 7,618,136 / 63.5% Yes votes ...... 4,385,715 / 36.5% No votes
    Shall a nine hundred million dollar ($900,000,000) bond be issued to provide farm and home aid for California veterans?

    Local Measures

    Measure A Hospital Seismic Safety and Medical Facilities -- County of Santa Clara (Bond Measure - 2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 475,882 / 78.12% Yes votes ...... 133,272 / 21.88% No votes
    Hospital Seismic Safety and Medical Facilities
    To prevent state mandated shutdown of one-half of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's beds; closure of SCVMC's trauma, burn center; and, loss of disaster response, by rebuilding, and improving earthquake safety of the hospital, meeting state seismic laws, and help replace closed medical facilities in downtown San Jose, shall the County of Santa Clara issue $840 million in general obligation bonds with independent citizens' oversight committee, annual audits, and no money for administrators' salaries?
    BONDS YES
    BONDS NO

    Measure B BART Extension - VTA -- Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (Sales Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 414,328 / 66.78% Yes votes ...... 206,103 / 33.22% No votes
    To reduce dependence on foreign oil, help relieve soaring gas prices and combat climate change, shall the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority enact a 1/8 cent sales tax limited to thirty years for BART to operate/ maintain/ improve the 16.1 mile Santa Clara County BART extension, with stations in Milpitas, San Jose, and Santa Clara, connecting with Caltrain from Gilroy to San Francisco and an Airport People Mover, to be collected only if sufficient state/federal funds are secured to match local construction dollars?
    YES
    NO

    Measure C Valley Transportation Plan 2035 -- County of Santa Clara (Advisory Vote)
    376,993 / 69.73% Yes votes ...... 163,649 / 30.27% No votes
    Shall the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority continue to plan, design, construct and provide transit services as described in the draft Valley Transportation Plan 2035 (VTP 2035) to be adopted by December 2008? VOTING FOR THIS MEASURE DOES NOT INCREASE TAXES.
    YES
    NO

    Measure D Valley Transportation Authority Ordinance -- County of Santa Clara (Ordinance Amendment - Majority Vote Required)
    Pass: 337,182 / 63.94% Yes votes ...... 190,181 / 36.06% No votes
    Shall the following ordinance be enacted? The ordinance adopted by the people of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority on March 2, 1976 (Measure B) and amended by the voters at the November 6, 1990 election, shall be further amended to read as follows: "It shall be the policy of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to submit to the 2000 Measure A Citizen's Watchdog Committee every 6 years a comprehensive transit program for review and comment."
    YES
    NO

    Measure E Municipal Election Date -- City of Gilroy (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 9,007 / 65.80% Yes votes ...... 4,682 / 34.20% No votes
    In order to consolidate with the countywide elections and to help reduce the City's election costs, shall the Charter Section 1400 be amended to provide that the City's general municipal election shall be held in each even-numbered year commencing with the year 2010 and extending the existing Council terms by one year?
    YES
    NO

    Measure F New Library Building -- City of Gilroy (Bond Measure - 2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 10,029 / 69.09% Yes votes ...... 4,487 / 30.91% No votes
    "To replace the overcrowded, outdated Gilroy Library building, with a larger Library that meets current earthquake safety standards, located near public transit, City Hall and the Senior Center; provide services for a growing population; accommodate double the number of library books/materials; shall the City of Gilroy issue 37 million dollars in general obligation bonds at legal interest rates, subject to independent audit and citizens oversight with no money for administrators' salaries?"
    YES
    NO

    Measure G Vital City Services Protection Measure -- City of Morgan Hill (Utility Users Tax - Majority Approval Required)
    Fail: 5,103 / 35.22% Yes votes ...... 9,384 / 64.78% No votes
    "To help protect general City services including public safety, shall the City of Morgan Hill establish a two percent general utility users' tax on the use of gas, electricity, water, telecommunications, video, sewer, and refuse hauling services, with low-income exemptions, to be reviewed by the City Council every two years and terminated if findings are not made that the tax is necessary for the City's financial health?"
    YES
    NO

    Measure H Residential Development Control System Exemption -- City of Morgan Hill (Admendment to General Plan and Zoning Code - Majority Approval Required)
    Fail: 6,909 / 49.96% Yes votes ...... 6,919 / 50.04% No votes
    Shall an ordinance to exempt a total of 500 residential allotments in a 20 block area of downtown from the City of Morgan Hill's Residential Development Control System without increasing the population cap of 48,000 in 2020 and to authorize the City Council to adopt policies and procedures implementing the exemptions be adopted?
    YES
    NO

    Measure J 9-1-1 System Access Fee Change -- City of San Jose (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 217,976 / 77.69% Yes votes ...... 62,598 / 22.31% No votes
    Shall an ordinance be adopted to eliminate the 911 fee of $1.75 per telephone line and replace it with a 10% reduced tax of $1.57 with a corresponding reduction for commercial-type trunk lines, to support essential City services such as police, fire, emergency response, parks, and libraries; to continue exemptions for low-income senior citizens or low-income disabled households, subject to existing audits?
    YES
    NO

    Measure K Telecommunications Users Tax Change -- City of San Jose (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 220,146 / 79.55% Yes votes ...... 56,592 / 20.45% No votes
    Shall an ordinance be adopted to reduce the telecommunications users tax rate from 5% to 4.5%; to update the ordinance and apply the tax equally regardless of technology used; in order to support essential City services, such as police, fire, emergency response, street maintenance, parks and libraries; while maintaining current exemptions; subject to existing audits?
    YES
    NO

    Measure L Fire Station Construction -- City of San Jose (Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 177,607 / 64.53% Yes votes ...... 97,634 / 35.47% No votes
    To improve fire suppression, emergency medical services and increase essential emergency facilities available for disaster response within the Willow Glen area, shall the City be authorized to construct a single-company fire station on up to of an acre on a portion of the Lincoln Glen Park parking lot?
    YES
    NO

    Measure M City Park Use Agreements -- City of San Jose (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 198,999 / 72.60% Yes votes ...... 75,093 / 27.40% No votes
    To improve parks and enhance recreational opportunities through agreements that support long term financial investments, shall the City Charter be amended to allow the City Council to approve park use agreements with non-City entities for up to 25 years in parks larger than five acres, requiring that the agreements enhance the recreational purposes of the park?
    YES
    NO

    Measure N Library Improvements -- City of Palo Alto (Bonds - 2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 21,894 / 69.36% Yes votes ...... 9,672 / 30.64% No votes
    To provide additional space to expand library collections, add new children's and group program areas, replace outdated lighting, provide modern ventilation and air conditioning systems, ensure seismic safety and enhance disabled access, shall the City of Palo Alto issue bonds up to $76,000,000 to construct a new energy-efficient Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, expand and renovate Main Library, and renovate Downtown Library, with annual audits and independent citizen oversight?"
    YES
    NO

    Measure O City Services and Facilities -- City of Campbell (Sales Tax - Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 10,657 / 70.54% Yes votes ...... 4,451 / 29.46% No votes
    In order to maintain and protect City services and facilities, such as City streets and pothole repair, fire protection and 911 emergency medical services, police patrols, neighborhood watch and crime prevention programs, the Community Center, recreation programs, and parks, shall the City of Campbell be authorized to enact a one-quarter cent sales tax, with all proceeds placed in the City's General Fund with independent annual financial audits?
    YES
    NO

    Measure P Christopher High School Construction -- Gilroy Unified School District (Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
    Pass: 11,989 / 67.58% Yes votes ...... 5,752 / 32.42% No votes
    For construction of Christopher High School, construct and modernize aging classroom, libraries, fire safety and security systems and school buildings for safe, secure and improved learning environments, upgrade electrical, heating, ventilation, roofing, plumbing, and technology systems and computer equipment, shall Gilroy Unified School District issue $150 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with mandatory audits, independent citizens' oversight, no funds for administrative salaries, and bond tax rates estimated to be lower than the combined existing tax rate?
    BONDS YES
    BONDS NO

    Measure R School Funding -- Campbell Union High School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 62,903 / 79.43% Yes votes ...... 16,287 / 20.57% No votes
    To restore funds cut by state government with local high school funds that cannot be taken by the state; maintain small classes, retain qualified teachers, maintain/expand academic programs including science, math, English, Advanced Placement, music, art and vocational training, shall Campbell Union High School District renew - with no tax increase - an existing $85 annual assessment for 5 years, with senior exemptions, independent citizens' fiscal oversight, no funds for administrators' salaries, and every dollar used to preserve quality education?
    YES
    NO

    Measure S School Improvements -- Oak Grove School District (Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
    Pass: 25,589 / 74.96% Yes votes ...... 8,550 / 25.04% No votes
    "To provide a safe, secure, and improved learning environment for all elementary and intermediate students, improve fire safety and security systems, rehabilitate electrical, heating, ventilation, roofing and plumbing systems, construct gyms, increase energy efficiency and add solar power, make schools accessible, and upgrade technology systems and equipment, shall the Oak Grove School District issue $125 million in bonds at interest rates within the statutory limit, with a citizens' oversight committee to review expenditures and progress?"
    BONDS YES
    BONDS NO

    Measure T School Improvements -- Evergreen School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 24,238 / 73.85% Yes votes ...... 8,581 / 26.15% No votes
    To enhance student achievement in local schools through maintaining the class size reduction program, providing individual attention from teachers, enhancing science and math instruction, maintaining safe schools, and bringing back music and arts programs, shall the Evergreen School District assess an annual parcel tax of $90 per parcel, for five years, with citizen oversight and independent audits, an exemption for senior citizens, and no money for district administrators' salaries?
    YES
    NO

    Measure U School Improvements -- Franklin-McKinley School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 13,965 / 73.60% Yes votes ...... 5,008 / 26.40% No votes
    Local Elementary School District Achievement Measure. "To improve overall quality of public education and enhance student achievement in local schools by enhancing math, science and literacy instruction; ensuring small class sizes in kindergarten through third grade; retaining teachers and expanding reading, counseling and tutoring programs for at-risk students, shall Franklin-McKinley School District assess an annual parcel tax of $72 per parcel for nine years with citizen oversight, independent audits and an exemption for senior citizen homeowners?"
    YES
    NO

    Measure V Bonds -- Patterson Joint Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
    Pass: 3,963 / 66.4% Yes votes ...... 2,008 / 33.6% No votes
       3,963 (66.37%) Yes / 2,008 (33.63%) No in Stanislaus County
       Yes / No in Santa Clara County
    To provide a quality education for Patterson students and prepare them for college or their career by:
    • Upgrading and repairing classrooms that are more than forty years old
    • Adding new technology
    • Adding science and career training classrooms giving students workforce skills
    • Relieving overcrowded schools

    Shall Patterson Joint Unified School District issue $50,000,000 in bonds, at legal interest rates, with guaranteed annual audits, citizen oversight, and no money for administrators' salaries?

    Measure W School Improvements -- Berryessa Union School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 18,074 / 72.52% Yes votes ...... 6,848 / 27.48% No votes
    To prevent deep cuts and maintain quality education at our neighborhood schools by attracting and retaining qualified teachers; maintaining reading/math tutoring; keeping school libraries open; providing hands-on science instruction; keeping classroom technology updated; and funding programs that enhance student achievement, shall Berryessa Union School District levy $79 dollars per parcel annually for 5 years with an exemption for seniors, a citizens' oversight committee, no money for administrator salaries and all money benefiting local schools?
    YES
    NO

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