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Sanctuary city initiative projected to be rejected by Tucson voters

TUCSON – Residents will soon learn if Tucson will be Arizona’s first sanctuary city after polls officially closed Tuesday evening.

Back in January, the Tucson Families Free and Together initiative launched its campaign in front of the YMCA building to downtown Tucson with the goal of creating a law to turn the Old Pueblo into a sanctuary city. The People’s Defense Initiative submitted more than 18,000 signatures to on July 3 to get the Tucson Families Free and Together initiative on the November ballot under the measure known as Proposition 205.

With the first wave of results in, about 28.6 percent of the counted ballots were made in favor of the measure; 23,562 yes votes. About 71.4 percent of votes – 58,820 counted votes – submitted were opposed to the passing of Prop 205.

According to the Associated Press, if the measure is approved, it will likely end up in court.

To view the latest results, click here.

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Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.

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