2008 Ballot Measures
Among the more unusual measures on this year’s ballots was one in Florida that would repeal an old clause in the state constitution that allows legislators to bar Asian immigrants from owning land. The repeal would be symbolic, as equal protection laws would prevent lawmakers from applying the ban. With 78 percent of precincts reporting just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, the vote was close, with 52 percent voting to preserve the clause.
Also, the California thing is a big loss for the state’s role in American culture. I guess the east coast will have to be extra gay for a while.
(Off-topic: congratulations Obama and Democrats, please try hard at fixing stuff and being decent.)