AZ Medical Marijuana Vote in Closest Split
(Update: It's down to just 724 votes behind, as of Friday afternoon, and I was mistaken before, counting goes on till Tuesday. Click here for more info.)
Drug policy reformers hoping for Arizona's medical marijuana initiative to pull out one statewide victory for us this year have had an agonizing wait. As election night drew on till morning, Prop 203 was behind with 49.74% voting for it vs. 50.26% against -- about 7,000 votes -- but with three to four hundred thousand late mail-in and provisional ballots remaining to be counted. Since that time, Prop 203's totals have gone up and down, but not getting closer than 2,000 behind. As the number of uncounted ballots remaining shrunk, the odds of the initiative being able to make up the difference by the end of them likewise shrunk.
One more day -- keep the hope alive -- and the election alive too, it seems.