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Tuesday, Nov 06 2012 09:30 PM

Kern voting not same as state on propositions

Voters in Kern County doesn’t quite match the rest of the state on 11 propositions, although the outcome from early results appeared to be pretty much the same on most measures.

And although Prop. 30 (Temporary Taxes to Fund Education) appeared to be losing in early returns, the returns released by the Secretary of State's office at 6:19 a.m. today show it as passing with 53.9 percent of the vote statewide (although only 39.75% yes in Kern County).

Also passing statewide were Propossitions 35 (Human Trafficking) with 81.1% of the voters (it was also widely supported in Kern County with 84.16% yes votes); Proposition 36 (Three Strikes Law revision) with 68.7% statewide and 55.18% in Kern County; Proposition 39 (Business Tax for Energy Funding) with 60.1% statewide but only 49.52% in Kern County; and Proposition 40 (Redistricting State Senate) with 71.4% statewide and 68.08% in Kern County.

Proposition 32 (Political Contributions) was defeated statewide with 43.8%, but favored by Kern voters with 53.52% yes votes. Kern voters also liked Proposition 33 (Auto Insurance Companies) with 52.23% yes votes in Kern but only 45.3% yes votes statewide).

California voters also turned down Proposition 34 that would have done away with the death penalty, with only 47.3% votes (compared to 69.93% in Kern).

Proposition 38, another tax measure, was defeated by voters statewide (27.7% yes) and in Kern (25.25%).

Voters statewide rejected Proposition 37 (Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling) with only 47% yes votes and in Kern County the measure drew only 33.75% yes votes.

California voters also turned down Proposition 34 that would have done away with the death penalty, with only 47.3% votes (compared to 69.93% in Kern).

Proposition 30, another tax measure, was defeated by voters statewide (27.7% yes) and in Kern (25.25%).

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