Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A Note From Ruth Academic Boardmember Bill Duncan

With more than 95 percent of precincts reporting, Prop 8 is leading 52-48. I see that the LA Times headlines is "Gay Marriage Ban Approved by Voters."

Thus, I think we can confidently assume that Prop 8 has been approved. With Arizon and Florida approving, we are at 30 states with marriage amendments.

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You may already have seen these but just in case, I’m passing along the results as of 11:00 p.m. on November 4. These reflect more than 90% of precincts reporting in these states and have been pretty consistent for some time so I think they are a reliable indicator that both state amendments have been successful. The news media are reporting both amendments as wins!

Arizona (Prop 102): YES 56% to 44%

Florida (Amdt 2): YES 62% to 38%

Proposition 8 is ahead (53-47) in California with about 25% of precincts reporting. There’s reason to be optimistic but it looks to be close.


Bill Duncan

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