Voters handily reject Measure D

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SAN DIEGO - Measure D, which would have redirected tourism financing in San Diego, barred an onsite expansion of the convention center and set aside Qualcomm Stadium for educational and park uses if it's abandoned by the Chargers, was handily rejected by voters.

Around 60 percent of the votes were for "No on Measure D."

City of San Diego voters also delivered a powerful electoral blow to a ballot Measure C that would have raised hotel room taxes to partially fund a downtown football stadium for the Chargers, with support falling well short of the two-thirds that was required.

Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos sent a letter to supporters of Measure C early Wednesday morning.

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Other city of San Diego ballot measures won, most by wide margins.

One will require November runoff elections for city offices, while another will allow San Diego High School to remain in its location in a corner of Balboa Park.

A measure that will allow a larger percentage of revenue from Mission Bay leaseholders to be used to fund improvements in other regional parks and one that will establish a tax on sales of recreational marijuana -- with state Proposition 64 passing -- also passed.

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