The Rose Institute’s Doug Johnson urges caution in the comments:
With 100% of precincts reporting, Prop 11 is up by the narrowest of margins:
Note that in recent CA statewide elections, about 10% of the votes remained to be counted after the â€œ100% of precincts reportingâ€ point was announced. So this one remains a toss-up.
The San Francisco Chronicle, however, is already reporting the measure as having passed, leading with the headline, “Citizens gain control over legislative boundaries.” Proponents of Prop 11 have yet to claim victory.
Kathy Feng, executive director of California Common Cause, which supported Prop. 11, was cautiously optimistic.
“I really do believe that if Prop. 11 passes, we would be doing a great service to protecting democracy in California. This will mean that communities across the state would have a chance to have their say when it comes to the way the districts are drawn,” she said.
According to the Secretary of State’s website, the lead is less than 100,000. If more than 10% of the ballots do remain to be counted, that lead could easily evaporate.