1996 California Primary
State Ballot Measures
State Senate Races
State Assembly Races
In addition, several counties are offering on-line results for local elections including:
Election Results Highlights
While there is a good amount of election results information available on the web, below is a short summary of highlights from the March 26 California Primary.
I. VOTER TURNOUT
The 1996 California Primary marks a new low in state voter turnout; 29 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, the lowest turnout for a Presidential primary since 1928:
The figures below are taken from the California Secretary of State's Semi-Official Canvass; the final Statement of the Vote is typically published a month after the election.
II. THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
The Republican nomination was already wrapped up before the California Primary, and Dole won the California nomination as well. Several candidates who have dropped out of the race still received protest votes. Here are the highlights:
In the Democratic Presidential Primary, Clinton's only opponent on the California ballot was Lyndon La Rouche. Here are the results:
III. STATE BALLOT MEASURES
California voters considered 12 ballot measures, seven of which passed, including two bond measures, which have been fairing poorly in recent past elections (some attribute the passage of the two bonds as a sign of Californians' improving confidence in the state's economy).
Probably the biggest news here on the initiative front is the passage of Proposition 198, the Open Primary initiative, which would allow voters of any party to vote for any candidate in the primary, regardless of party affiliation. The measure, which passed by a 2-to-1 margin, is headed for the courts, where California's political parties will attempt to have it invalidated.
Here are the results on the state propositions:
(Seismic retrofit of highways bond)
(Capital Punishment for Carjacking)
(Capital Punishment for Drive-by shooting)
(Weaken Mountain Lion Hunting Restrictions)
(Repeal Mobile Home Rent Control Laws)
(No-Fault Auto Insurance)
(Limit Contingent Fees)
(School Construction Bond)
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