|Trump supporters greet voters at Belvedere Elementary School Nov. 8.|
In Mason District, Trump did best in the Camelot precinct, getting 36.8 percent of the vote, and Ridgelea, where he got 34.3 percent, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.
Clinton unsurprisingly got the most votes in Mason District precincts with large immigrant populations: The Democratic candidate got 82 percent of the vote in the Crossroads precinct, 80 percent in Plaza, 79 percent in Skyline, 77.3 percent in Holmes II, 75.7 in Willston, and 75.3 percent in Bren Mar.
A referendum for a meals tax in Fairfax County was defeated with 53.8 percent of voters opposing it. The measure would have imposed a 4 percent tax on food and beverages sold in restaurants with most of the proceeds dedicated to public schools.
“We are disappointed by the meals tax referendum results. Clearly, residents want to see improvements in the way the county funds its services and meets the needs of its ever-growing population,” read a statement from the Vote Yes Meals Tax Invest in Fairfax campaign.
“Those needs aren’t going away. We must still find a way to keep and attract the best teachers to our classrooms. We still must find a way to invest in equipment for our first responders and other county services,” the statement continues. “In the coming weeks and months, we hope Fairfax citizens, who both supported and opposed the meals tax, will come together to be part of the solution to keep Fairfax County a great place to live, work, raise a family, play and grow old comfortably.”
Fairfax County voters passed all three bond measure on the ballot, including parks (65 percent voted yes), transportation (65.2 percent), and human services (62.7 percent).
Virginia voters rejected (53.6 to 46.4 percent) a constitutional amendment to strengthen the state’s right-to-work law. The other amendment, to allow a tax exemption for the spouse of a law enforcement officer or first responder killed in the line of duty, passed with a margin of 79.6 percent.