California gas tax repeal falls short

SAN DIEGO — A proposition to repeal a California gas-tax increase was defeated.

With 100 percent precincts reporting, 55.1 percent voted against Proposition 6, while 44.9 percent voted in favor.

The initiative, led by former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio, would have repealed the gas tax increase enacted in 2017 and require voter approval for fuel tax increases in the future.

A campaign financed by national Republican leaders, including GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox, spent $1.7 million to put the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative on the ballot.

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