Check out this map:
Proposition 23—a cynical ploy by oil companies to gut California’s climate laws—got annihilated at the polls, losing by more than 22 points. But what’s really interesting is that voting “no” on Prop 23 was the single most popular thing on California’s ballot this year.
It was defeated with more votes than were awarded to any other ballot initiative. And it was defeated with more votes than were awarded to any statewide candidate for office—and that includes some who were running unopposed!
No on Proposition 23 – 4,483,650 votes
Jerry Brown for governor – 4,078,542 votes
Barbara Boxer for senator – 3,918,402 votes
And you can find the rest of the vote totals here.
(These fun facts come to me via Susan Frank who got them from Ann Notthoff at NRDC.)
what’s the source for that figure? do you have a readable version?
Eric de Place
Brandon,Sorry about that. I’ve updated the most with a bigger and more legible image. The source is linked on the words “this map” to the California Secretary of State’s website from whence it comes: http://vote.sos.ca.gov/maps/ballot-measures/23/.