Tuesday, November 02, 2004|
Ballot issues ~ Early results suggest CA support for limiting "three strikes"
Bernard Hibbitts at 11:23 PM ET
[JURIST Election Special] Live early returns on the California Secretary of State's election website indicate that all three of the Propositions we're tracking are on their way to passage. Here's the latest breakdown based on almost 4% of precincts reporting:
66 3 Strikes Limits 580,348 56.9 441,312 43.1
69 DNA Samples 668,701 66.3 341,217 33.7
71 Stem Cell Research 647,795 62.4 390,909 37.6
In Oregon, early returns are also available for Measures 35 (limiting damages in medical malpractice) and 36 (same-sex marriage ban). On 35:
Yes Votes 164,890 52.09%
No Votes 151,655 47.91%
Yes Votes 191,005 59.08%
No Votes 132,298 40.92%
The early results on 36 are weaker than some had expected for supporters of gay marriage; Oregon had been seen as one of the only US jurisdictions where the same-sex marriage ban had a significant chance of failing.
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