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Ballot issues ~ Alaska going to pot, California three strikes limitation in the balance

[JURIST] [JURIST Election Special] With over 101 of 119 precincts now reporting in Alaska, the breakdown on that state's Proposition 2, legalizing marijuana, is running significantly in favor:

YES 46087
NO 33569

Read a backgrounder on Proposition 2 here [PDF].

In Oregon, the lead in the Measure 35 vote on limiting damages in medical malpractice cases has shifted back to the YES side, but it's still too close to call:

Yes Votes 627,719 50.24%
No Votes 621,692 49.76%

In the meantime the state's same-sex marriage ban appears to be on its way into the constitution:

Yes Votes 723,517 56.55%
No Votes 555,997 43.45%

In California, over 46% of precincts are now reporting. The breakdown of votes for Propositons 66 *limits on "three strikes"), 69 (DNA sample collection) and 71 (bonds for stem cell research) is:

66 3 Strikes Limits 2,432,006 50.6 2,379,019 49.4
69 DNA Samples 2,941,383 62.4 1,777,612 37.6
71 Stem Cell Research 2,851,776 59.4 1,950,753 40.6

Obviously Proposition 66 is way too close to call at this time.

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