UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: As I head to bed at 12:30 PST (3:30 GayPatriot blog time), these are the returns with 87.8% of precincts reporting:
|N||1A “Rainy Day” Budget Stabilization Fund||1,269,865||34.5%||2,401,086||65.5%|
|N||1B Education Funding. Payment Plan.||1,388,394||37.9%||2,273,903||62.1%|
|N||1C Lottery Modernization Act||1,308,063||35.8%||2,342,675||64.2%|
|N||1D Children’s Services Funding||1,268,490||34.7%||2,380,759||65.3%|
|N||1E Mental Health Funding||1,238,505||34.1%||2,392,099||65.9%|
|Y||1F Elected Officials Salaries||2,714,146||74.3%||943,497||25.7%|
The “Yes” votes comes first, followed by “Yes” percentages, then the number of “No” votes, with their percentages on the first five measures in bold.
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63.3% 63.5% 63.7% 64.0% 64.3% of Golden Staten Voters are rejecting 1-A. (UP-UP-UPDATE: This percentage has remained pretty constant throughout the evening, it doesn’t look like there’s any new news to report.) Voters are rejecting Propositions 1-B, 1-C, 1-D and 1-E with 60.5% 60.8%, 62.5% 62.9%, 63.3% 63.8% & 63.9% 64.4% respectively.
Measure 1-F to hold the line on elected officials salaries is passing handily.
This is a victory for those who prefer spending cuts to tax cuts and should send a lesson to legislators in Sacramento–as well as state capitols across the nation. And even in Washington, D.C.
UPDATE: From perusing the Secretary of State’s website, I only find one county where the measures are ahead . . . . it’s the home county of the Speaker of the House. With 73.5% of precincts reporting, even voters in San Francisco are rejecting the measures.
UP-UPDATE: All measures (save 1-B and 1-F) failing even in liberal Alameda County where Oakland is located.