Cook County voters favor gun control, mental health funding

 
 
Updated 11/4/2014 11:17 PM
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Cook County voters voted "yes" in a pair of advisory referendums Tuesday night, according to unofficial election totals.

With 3,577 out of 3,742 precincts reporting, 984,067 voters, or 86.5 percent, said they were in favor of requiring additional gun control measures, including universal background checks for firearm transfers, prohibiting the sale of assault weapon attachments and high capacity ammunition magazines.

On the topic of increasing funds for mental health services, 978,082 voters, or 86.2 percent, said they were in favor. The full question on the ballot was "Should the General Assembly appropriate additional funds to provide necessary mental health services?"

Both measures are nonbinding referendums.

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