Measures to prohibit fracking on the Nov. 4 state ballot were met with mixed results, with two of three county ballot proposals winning. Voters in Mendocino and San Benito counties approved prohibiting fracking for oil and natural gas in their areas. The Mendocino County Measure S won a 67.18 percent approval, representing 7,302 voters, compared to 3,282 no votes cast on election day. San Benito\u2019s Measure J won 57.3 percent of the vote, representing 5,021 voters. The oil industry spent $1.8 million to defeat the San Benito measure. A similar anti-fracking measure before voters in Santa Barbara County went down in defeat. Nearly 63 percent of the voters were against Measure P, representing 51,547 voters, with only 37.3 percent approving banning well stimulation treatments and enhanced recovery operations, such as hydraulic fracturing, injection and acid well stimulation treatments. The oil industry spent $6.4 million to defeat Santa Barbara\u2019s Measure P, \u201ccompared to about $300,000 in grassroots funding to support the ban\u2014a 21-1 difference,\u201d stated Californians Against Fracking.