SAN FRANCISCO — After trailing in election-night counts, a sales tax measure in Vallejo, Calif., meant to help the beleaguered city restore services has mounted a comeback in late vote tallies to take a slim lead with ballots left to be counted.

Despite trailing by a slim margin after election day, Measure B, a 1-cent sales tax hike, was leading as of Tuesday by 71 votes — 8,979 to 8,908 — according to the Solano County registrar of voters.

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