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Final count confirms 49ers Stadium squeaked by

June 16, 1997

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ The final vote count released Monday confirmed that the 49ers stadium measures on the San Francisco ballot squeaked to victory two weeks ago.

The victory margin actually widened slightly when provisional ballots were counted, with ``yes″ getting 50.4 percent of the vote on Proposition D, and 50.3 percent on Proposition F.

On June 3, they received 50.2 percent and 50.1 percent, respectively.

Proposition D provides for a $100 million lease-revenue bond as the city’s contribution to the proposed new $325 million stadium for the 49ers. Proposition F changes city laws to allow the stadium and adjacent $200 million mall to be built at Candlestick Point.

The final vote count on Measure D was 87,567 ``yes,″ and 86,045 ``no.″ Measure F won 87,102 to 85,902.

City elections director Germaine Wong said there are several additional steps to be taken before the vote is certified. Ballots will be reconciled to check for multiple voting, and 1 percent of the vote will be counted by hand and compared with computer totals.

If all goes well, she said, the results should be certified Friday.

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