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Prop 19 at 56%-44% with 10% of Precincts Reporting

Update: statement from Richard Lee, Prop 19 Proponent

With 10% of precincts reporting, Prop 19 is down 56%-44%. The LA Times has called the election against the initiative based on exit polls, saying the initiative won the youth vote and the Bay Area, but lost elsewhere.

I'm going to wait for more precincts to report before making it official from our end. Assuming the exit polls and early precinct returns are on target, though, I have to say that 44% for a legalization initiative, during a big conservative turnout year, is really not bad. After all, it's the first time that voters in California have gotten a chance to consider this issue. I stand by by my assessment of the Prop 19 effort as a big success that has advanced the issue.

More info to follow as we get it.

Arizona Down Slightly, But Too Soon to Fret

Arizona's medical marijuana initiative is down slightly, 50.5%-49.5%, but with only 15% of precincts reporting. I'm still predicting victory in Arizona, but we'll see.

Update: Please see a more complete analysis we published on Wednesday, which includes an action alert for Arizonans.

Prop 19 Election Night Update

I wrote this for another post, but people seem to be clicking on this one, so I'm reprinting and updating here.

With 17% of precincts reporting, Prop 19 is down 56%-44%. The LA Times has called the election against the initiative based on exit polls, saying the initiative won the youth vote and the Bay Area, but lost elsewhere.

I'm going to wait for more precincts to report before making it official from our end. Assuming the exit polls and early precinct returns are on target, though, I have to say that 44% for a legalization initiative, during a big conservative turnout year, is really not bad. After all, it's the first time that voters in California have gotten a chance to consider this issue. I stand by by my assessment of the Prop 19 effort as a big success that has advanced the issue.

More info to follow as we get it.

Update: statement from Richard Lee, Prop 19 Proponent

Prop 19 is Highlight of 160 Measures on State Ballots

Localização: 
CA
United States
California voters decide today whether to make their state the first to legalize recreational marijuana, drawing worldwide attention atop the 160 ballot measures in 37 states that also included divisive proposals to slash taxes and ban abortion.
Publication/Source: 
The Canadian Press (Canada)
URL: 
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gv-GyiS6r6sVlSTgMb8DU9D-tyfw?docId=5014705

California's Prop 19: The Golden State's Golden Egg

Localização: 
CA
United States
California's proposition 19 -- or Prop 19 as most refer to it -- has been in the spotlight this election day 2010, bringing particular attention to marijuana and California. It's not just Californians who are talking, either, as the whole nation seems to have an opinion on the controversial measure that would make the possession and cultivation of marijuana legal in the state. If passed, Prop 19 would also authorize cities and counties to regulate and tax commercial marijuana production and sales.
Publication/Source: 
KPSP (CA)
URL: 
http://www.kpsplocal2.com/Content/Headlines/story/California-Prop-19-Marijuana/bR5hBpR5n0eYN7n_x8eiUA.cspx

Voter Voices: If Prop. 19 Brings California Money, I Can Support Marijuana Legalization

Localização: 
CA
United States
The Los Angeles Times talks to voters about Proposition 19.
Publication/Source: 
Los Angeles Times (CA)
URL: 
http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13430125

Prop 19 Gets Props from Celebrities, Little Old Ladies and Twitter

Localização: 
CA
United States
One of the biggest terms being tweeted today is the phrase "Prop 19." Apparrently Twitter is abuzz with the possibility of California legalizing marijuana.
Publication/Source: 
Los Angeles Times (CA)
URL: 
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/11/prop-19-marijuana.html

California Looks for Cash Under Prop. 19

Localização: 
CA
United States
Proposition 19 would allow local governments to tax and regulate its commercial production, distribution and sale. At stake is the potential for "hundreds of millions of dollars annually" in new revenue, according to the ballot language posted on the California Secretary of State’s website. San Jose, the center of Silicon Valley, and at least 10 more cities have measures on their ballots today proposing taxes on pot crops and sales if Proposition 19 passes. Californians consume about 1 million pounds of pot annually, according to the state’s tax administrator, the Board of Equalization.
Publication/Source: 
Bloomberg (NY)
URL: 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-02/california-looks-for-cash-under-the-cushions-in-plan-to-legalize-pot-use.html

Voter Voices: Los Angeles Accountant Says Prop. 19 Will Draw Much-Needed Revenue

Localização: 
CA
United States
VoicesAudrey Yeboah is a 52-year-old accountant who lives in the West Adams neighborhood of L.A. She voted "yes" on Proposition 19 and said "I think if they legalize it, then it won't be as appealing to kids...And in the meantime we get paid tax dollars on it."
Publication/Source: 
Los Angeles Times (CA)
URL: 
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/11/voter-voices-west-adams-accountant-supports-prop-19.html

Prop. 19: Exit Polls Show Voters Split by Age

Localização: 
CA
United States
Age is a major indicator of support for the measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use, according to the first wave of exit polling conducted for The Sacramento Bee and other media outlets by Edison Research.
Publication/Source: 
The Sacramento Bee (CA)
URL: 
http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2010/11/youth-vote-not-there-for-marij.html

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