California Props Scoresheet
Californians solidly passed Props 2, 3, 9, and 12. That’s more expensive eggs and meat (and not just for California, but for everyone we sell to) and unnecessary funds for UCLA children’s hospitals. But the others are victim’s rights and the CalVeteran funding, so there’s a silver lining.
Californians solidly opposed Props 5, 6, 7, and 10. Those were rehab in lieu of imprisonment, many other changes to the criminal justice system, renewable energy, and alternative fuels. I’m pleasantly surprised that Californians opposed these in such great numbers. These are the types of things that “sound nice.”
There are still four Props too close to call: 1A, 4, 8, and 11. It looks like 1A, the L.A.-to S.F. high speed train will pass. As will Prop 8. It looks like parental notification before a minor’s abortion will not. And Prop 11, redistricting, is truly too close to call.
On Prop 8: I know most of you disagree with me about it. But could we have a moment of silence for those poor fools who were happily married or engaged yesterday and today are finding out that they don’t have squat? Prop 8 was much more personal than some silly high-speed train or hospital funding. It fundamentally changed rights for some Californians. They are hurting today. And I’m one of them.