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Measure 97 Lost in All But Two Oregon Counties

Maps show very different results for the two biggest ballot measures.

Donald Trump's victory crowded out almost all other election night stories. But now that the shock of Trump's upset of Hillary Clinton is receding, it's worth taking a look at some of the local results in more detail.

The two highest profile—and most expensive—ballot measures this year were Measure 97, the proposed $3 billion tax increase, and Measure 98, which is aimed at improving high school graduation rates.

Large out-of-state corporations buried the tax increase under a $27 million avalanche of ads, wiping out the $16 million campaign funded by public employees.

The tax increase failed 59 percent to 41 percent. It lost even in Marion County, home to a large concentration of public employees who would have benefited from it, and Lane County, where Eugene's tax-loving liberals reside.

The graduation measure fared far better, as school reform advocates spent $4 million on an concept that faced no organized opposition and won 66 percent to 34 percent.

Related: Out-of-state money and ideas flow into Oregon as corporations and billionaires battle unions.

Here's a map from the Oregon secretary of state's elections division showing how Measure 97 performed by county—it won in just two, Multnomah and Benton.

And here's how Measure 98 performed, winning every county except Malheur and Harney.