Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Just posted to the "No on 8" website: Nov 05, 2008

Results Status

Roughly 400,000 votes separate yes from no on Prop 8 – out of 10 million votes tallied.

Based on turnout estimates reported yesterday, we expect that there are more than 3 million and possibly as many as 4 million absentee and provisional ballots yet to be counted.

Given that fundamental rights are at stake, we must wait to hear from the Secretary of State tomorrow how many votes are yet to be counted as well as where they are from.

It is clearly a very close election and we monitored the results all evening and this morning.

As of this point, the election is too close to call.

Because Prop 8 involves the sensitive matter of individual rights, we believe it is important to wait until we receive further information about the outcome.

Geoff Kors
Executive Committee
NO on Prop 8

Kate Kendell
Executive Committee
NO on Prop 8 .

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1 comment:

middle aged mama said...

I am seriously concerned that the vote for Prop 8 was rigged, and looking for other groups or individuals to help investigate. there is something very suspicious about Prop 4 failing and Prop 8 passing, as these two issues tend to be high priority agenda items for the so called religious right. it strains credulity despite the money poured into the Yes on 8 campaign to assert or believe that a significant portion of voters support the rights of minors to choose abortion bu oppose the right of adults to marry a person of th same sex. I'm equally concerned with how quickly the media picked up the claim that it is African American voters who turned the tide for Prop 8. Cui bono on this one: the mostly White conservative powers would like nothing better than to have gay activists and newly enfranchised, Democratic voting African Americans accusing each other rather than looking at who is oppressing both groups and why. where did these data come from? a good sociological survey of voting trends takes time and design; it can't be released within hours of a vote! finally, I;ve reveiwed some of the Yes on 8 commercials and videos and while this is the hardest to quantify, the arguments about "restoring" and "protecting" marriage seem too spurious to really appeal to any but a minority of adults. most marrie people, even highly conservative ones, aren't threatened in any way by someone else's same sex marriage, and I think thy know that. again, a more thorough study here might ring some of these issues into the light. meanwhile, kudos to Walking with Integrity for holding the line on inclusiveness and against bigotry.