Early voting, though light, shows deep support for a Little Rock library tax that would drop the rate by a tenth of a mill but extend the payout on refinanced bonds by four years to raise money for construction and equipment. 

The early and absentee vote favored the proposal 569-174 or a 76-24 percentage split. 

UPDATE: With 46 of 70 precincts counted, the vote margin has increased to 83.7 percent to 16.2 percent of almost 2,800 votes cast. More than 127,000 voters were eligible.

FINAL:

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For 3,834  86.1 percent
Against 619 13.9 percent

The news, as ever, is good from the Free State of Hillcrest, where voters have favored abortion rights, gay marriage, Barack Obama and higher taxes for worthy needs.

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I vote at Pulaski Heights Presbyterian on Woodlawn, home to two precincts. The votes

109 — 282-9

112 — 53-1

Who was that sorehead?

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