As I’m sure you all know by now, the election results are in. I can’t say that I’m not excited about the outcome: Dems took the house, the Governator won and Pombo lost. Nearly every proposition I was against was voted down and Measures Q and R lost by a landslide. For once I don’t feel like my vote didn’t count.

So here’s the results for the measures:

1A Y Transp Fund Protect 4,986,542 76.6% 1,525,667 23.4%
1B Y Hwy/Air/Port Bond 3,995,955 61.3% 2,530,334 38.7%
1C Y Housing Shelter Fund 3,752,878 57.5% 2,776,897 42.5%
1D Y School Facility Bond 3,699,830 56.6% 2,846,027 43.4%
1E Y Disaster/Flood Bond 4,138,644 64.0% 2,333,835 36.0%
83 Y Sex Offender Reform 4,641,135 70.5% 1,943,359 29.5%
84 Y Water/Flood/Park 3,472,541 53.8% 2,986,081 46.2%
85 N Parental Notificat. 3,033,728 45.8% 3,576,456 54.2%
86 N Cigarette Tax 3,211,946 47.9% 3,492,048 52.1%
87 N Energy/Oil Tax 3,019,014 45.3% 3,632,810 54.7%
88 N Educ. Fund/Prop. Tax 1,511,883 23.1% 5,021,194 76.9%
89 N Campaign Public Fund 1,653,991 25.5% 4,812,231 74.5%
90 N Eminent Domain 3,074,760 47.5% 3,396,144 52.5%

It was a pretty exciting night watching all the results come in and the buzz in the newsroom was really good. I was disappointed to see Prop 83 pass, but at least it wasn’t that parental notification law. I just want to point out here that when we voted on the same law last year we got nearly identical results (53% no, 47% yes). I don’t know if that means they’ll put it on the ballot again to see if they can finally bring the extra four percent around, but I certainly hope they don’t.

Also, looks like it was a good year to put flood control bonds on the ballot. I guess it helps that last year Interstate 80 looked like this:


For more results visit the Secretary of State’s website.

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