Election 2008: Mixed results so far

I’m glad that Obama has apparently won the electoral college but sad that he seems to have barely squeeked by in the popular vote, I wanted him to get at least 55% there.

More importantly (and more upsetting to me) is that Proposition 8 in California is ahead right now by a decent margin (although the polls only closed a little over an hour ago). If that damn thing passes it will add an amendment to the state constitution that bans gay marriage. I figured surely Californians are enlightened enough to vote it down and by a decent margin but I’m quite pissed that it’s ahead at all.

Another disturbing result is that proposition in Colorado that has about 75% of the vote to create a law that says life begins at conception. That means that all laws for living people apply from the moment of conception including the right to not be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process. Short version: it effectively bans all abortions. From what I read on CNN that would mean even a fetus conceived as part of a rape would have to be carried to full term by the mother and that sucks.

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