Aurora's pit bull ban will stay in place as voters reject repeal

AURORA, Colo. - Aurora's pit bull ban will stay in place, after voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to overturn it.

Ballot question 2D asked voters to lift the ban that has been in place for almost a decade. The ban also covers Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

According to results posted at 6 a.m., 66 percent of Aurora voters in Arapahoe County were against allowing the breed. In Adams County, 63 percent of Aurora voters were opposed to lifting the ban.

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Seven Colorado cities -- including Denver -- have laws restricting pit bulls. Aurora is the first U.S. city with a breed ban to revisit legislation already in place. While this vote only affects Aurora, some 700 cities nationwide, also under similar pressure, are watching to see how voters react.

Residents owning one of these animals are subject to impoundment of their animal, a $700 fine, and up to a one year in jail.

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