Prop 8: Not Over Yet?

No On 8I’ve just heard some news that may give all of us some pause. Apparently, there may be as many as 3 million vote-by-mail & provisional ballots that haven’t been counted yet. Right now, Prop 8 is winning by 400,000 votes. Perhaps these ballots may or may not be enough to flip it, but it should give us pause.

And if that doesn’t, this should. The ACLU is preparing to file a legal challenge against the implementation of Prop 8 if it indeed passes. Why? They’ve found that the State Constitution require amendments that drastically change the Constitution (like institutionalizing discrimination) to pass the Legislature.

So pay attention to what happens in the coming weeks. The race on Prop 8 may not be over yet. (And btw, I’m back home now! Tomorrow, I’ll share with you all my good news from Nevada.)

  8 comments for “Prop 8: Not Over Yet?

  1. November 5, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you for putting up this post….We were out holding NO on 8 signs all day (yesterday) afternoon. We even took video which you can see here:

    I am so saddened that Yes on 8 won…. we still have a far way to go….

  2. Homewrecker
    November 5, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Yes, thanks Andrew. A lot of us have mixed emotions today, particularly since it appears that a large portion of the black population in the State voted for Prop 8, which seems pretty ironic.

    Admittedly it’s not looking good (absentee voters tend to be conservative and the provisionals may have come out just to vote for Prop 8), but let’s all keep our fingers crossed.

    In related news, I am pleased to report that Prop 8 appears to be failing in my hometown of Irvine. I’m very grateful for that.

  3. Rob
    November 5, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    What part of “over” don’t you understand?

  4. November 5, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Nothing is “over” until all the ballots are counted and the election is certified.
    See Loretta Sanchez/Bob Dornan 1996 or Lou Correa/Lynn Daucher 2006 for reference here in OC.

  5. Flicka
    November 5, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Rob, what part of “discrimination is bad” don’t YOU understand?

  6. Homewrecker
    November 6, 2008 at 10:24 am

    The fight for equal rights will never be over so long as people like “Rob” (a good name for you) exist.

  7. demmother
    November 6, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I am heart broken – I don’t want to get into a blame game, however my husband does. I think this has made an activist of him.

    We refuse to accept a tyranny of the majority. This is just one more chapter in the struggle for full and equal Human/Civil Rights

  8. Jose
    November 7, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Homewreker makes an interesting point.

    Why would the no on 8 crowd feel like Obama is there man, when I think he supported prop 8?

    He might have not taken a direct stance on the Prop 8 but I think his views were similiar to Mccains.

    Is is not contradictory to have support for Obama when he really did have your back in the first place.

    Just my two cents for discussion

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