Early voting: Too close on major Calif. propositions
10:06 pm, Nov. 6, 2012
By John Seiler
It’s too early to call the major state initiatives. Looks like it’ll be a long night. According to the Secretary of State’s Web site, just 19.1 percent of the vote has been counted as of 10:06 pm.
Prop. 30, Gov. Brown’s tax increases: Yes 48, No 52.
Prop. 31: Budget reform that gives would take money from suburbs for failing cities: Yes 42, No 48.
Prop. 32: Reining in the immense power of the government-employee unions by limiting their ability to lift contributions from workers: Yes 48, No 52.
Prop. 33: Slightly de-regulates immensely over-regulated auto insurance industry: Yes 48, No 52.
Prop. 34: Repeal death penalty: Yes 42 No 57.
Prop. 35: Human trafficking: Yes 83, No 17.
Prop. 36: Modify three strikes: Yes 68, No 32.
Prop. 37: GMO food labeling: Yes 43, No 57.
Prop. 38: $10 billion tax increase for schools: Yes 25, No 75.
Prop. 39: $1 billion tax on out of state businesses to kill jobs in California and funnel money to the investments of initiative sponsor Thomas Steyer: Yes 59, No 41. Way to go, comatose voters.
Prop. 40: Irrelevant. Sponsors repudiated it.
It’s too early to call the close ones, especially Prop. 30, because L.A. County isn’t included in the early tallies. They’re inefficient on this as on everything else.
More as the tally unfolds.
May 22, 2013