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Preliminary election results have Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch with a big win so far. Over 100,000 local voters said 'no' to the effort to recall Ravitch. That campaign was funded by developer Bill Gallaher, and just under 25,000 people voted 'yes.' Those are just the results from mail-in ballots....the tally from election day polls will change those numbers. But with 80 percent of the vote so far, it looks like DA Ravitch will be staying in office for the reminder of her term.
If the Ravitch landslide holds, the question of a replacement is moot, but official write-in candidate Omar Figueroa is far in the lead among the two men who pulled papers just in case. 
The race for Measure D in Rohnert Park is closer, so we won't know for sure if the city's fireworks ban will be overturned for a few days. So far, 58% of local voters say yes to prohibiting the sale of fireworks, 42% say firework sales should be allowed. But there are still many ballots to count.
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