Prop 19 Election Night Update

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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

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BREAKING FROM CNN:2%

BREAKING FROM CNN:

2% REPORTING SO FAR

43% yes

57% no 

 

THIS IS REAL! I JUST SAW IT ON CNN. WOLF BLITZER!!

results here at cnn10%

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/return

I find this very hard to

I find this very hard to believe. I' v talk to a lot of people before and after and election and they all voted yes. I don't even smoke it. I voted the first time in 12 year because of this and i know many more how have voted for the first time. also google number 1 look up is "prop 19". We will have to see? 

I find this very hard to

I find this very hard to believe. I' v talk to a lot of people before and after and election and they all voted yes. I don't even smoke it. I voted the first time in 12 year because of this and i know many more how have voted for the first time. also google number 1 look up is "prop 19". We will have to see? 

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