With 100 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, Measure J passed and made San Benito County the first county in California to pass a fracking ban through voters.
Measure J passed with 5,021 “yes” votes and 3,733 “no” votes, (57.3 percent-42.6 percent).
The Yes On Measure J campaign party turned into a victory party as people cheered and made speeches. Kristen Owenreay said, “We set the bar for the rest of California. We have won a victory for this entire (anti-fracking) movement.”