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How Did Benicia Vote on the Propositions?

The votes have been tallied and certified by the Registrar of Voters.

With one notable exception, Benicia voters generally took the same positions as the majority of voters statewide on the 11 ballot propositions that appeared on the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot.

Benicia voters showed stronger support for proposition 30 -the measure that uses temporary tax increases to fund education and public safety- than voters statewide.  In Benicia 65 percent of voters supported the measure while statewide it was supported by 55 percent of voters.

Proposition 32 would have banned union payroll deductions from being used in political campaigns but wouldn’t restrict campaign contributions from wealthy donors or corporate interests.  It was supported by 43 percent of voters statewide but in Benicia could only muster support from 41 percent of voters.

Proposition 34 was the only measure that had a different outcome in Benicia than the statewide vote.  52 percent of Benicians who voted in the 2012 general elections supported abolishing the death penalty.  That view was held by only 48 percent of voters statewide.

Following are the tallies for the 11 propositions and Measure Q:

Proposition

Yes

No

30

8784

5013

31

5383

7805

32

5280

8617

33

5364

7823

34

7211

6731

35

11729

2170

36

10020

3865

37

6515

7513

38

3991

9836

39

8803

4792

40

9830

3253

Measure Q

8075

5265

Are you surprised by any of these vote outcomes?  Tell us why or why not in comments.

 

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Jason December 06, 2012 at 12:43 AM
"Proposition 32 would have banned union payroll deductions from being used in political campaigns but wouldn’t restrict campaign contributions from wealthy donors or corporate interests." I would make a comment about the death of factual and objective journalism, but it died longer ago than most people even remember.

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