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Election Aftermath: A Good Night For Democrats

By November 7, 2012

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California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown Takes Oath

The world watched as the US re-elected President Barack Obama yesterday. But what about California's election issues?

Of the more prominent: Gov. Jerry Brown emerged victorious with Prop 30, his $6 billion a year tax initiative, intended to rescue state schools and finances. This is the first time in eight years that Californians have approved a tax increase, statewide.

Other key measures like Propositions 35 and 36 gained voter support. The former proposes increased punishment for sex trafficking minors. The latter, changes the three-strikes law: offenders whose third strikes were minor would now no longer be given a prison sentence of 25 years.

It's no huge shock that US democratic senator Dianne Feinstein was re-elected.

Rather surprisingly (at least to me) Californians struck down the proposal to ban the Death Penalty.

Full results can be found on LA Observed.

Related: Register to Vote in Los Angeles

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