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In the current climate of economic slump and no-new-taxes grandstanding, the ACC package was expected to be a much harder sell. "We were told very early on that there was no way we could win, so we were very nervous and at times doubtful that we could win," said ACC board Chair Rafael Quintanilla. "I feel relieved and wonderful and so proud to be a part of this great community. ... It's a community that really supports higher education."
The pro-ACC forces may have won even before Election Day by energizing ACC's own students to come to the polls. "Our campuses served as early-voting locations, and about a fourth of the early votes were cast on ACC campuses," Quintanilla said. "So we're convinced that our students made the difference."