Prop 8 – the same-sex marriage ban – is passing 52 to 48 percent. The yes side has already declared victory – but the no side calls it premature. Prop. 4 – the measure that would require parents to be notified before an underage daughter could have an abortion – is failing by a fairly slim margin.
Prop. 1A to build high speed rail in California is passing narrowly. And the Governor Schwarzenegger-backed plan to change the way political districts are drawn is passing by the tightest of margins – about a point. Californians gave a resounding victory to prop. 2 – the measure that changes the way some farm animals are raised. They also passed two bond measures – one to pay for children’s hospitals; the other to help fund mortgages for veterans.
Voters also gave the ok to prop. 9 – a measure aimed at increasing the rights of crime victims. Voters rejected two alternative energy props, and two other crime-related measures