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Conservatives Lead in County Commissioner Races, But Too Early to Tell Winners

Right-wing Lane County Commission candidates appear to be leading in very early returns, but thousands of ballots remain uncounted.

Jay Bozievich leads Jerry Rust 55 to 45 percent in the west Lane County race . But about a third of the ballots appear to not yet have been counted, based on historic voting levels for commissioner races.

Sid Leiken leads Patt Riggs-Henson 56 to 44 in the Springfield commissioner race, but less than half the votes appear to have been counted so far.

In some past local elections, early election results have favored conservatives, but progressives have won when all the votes are counted.