Campaign 2012

Prison bars, generic, crime

Voters Pass Prop. 36, Reform Of ‘Three Strikes’ Law

The nation’s harshest three strikes law has been reformed to allow for shorter sentences for some offenders.


Food Generic (CBS)

Food Labeling Proposition 37 Down By Double Digits

Consumers’ appetite to distinguish foods produced from biotech crops was put to the test Tuesday as California voters considered a ballot initiative to slap labels on genetically modified food.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Voters Pass Prop. 40, Uphold State Senate Boundaries

A majority voted “yes” on Proposition 40 on Tuesday after the original challengers dropped their opposition to the new political boundaries.


Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein Wins 4th Term By Wide Margin; Dems Keep Senate

California voters decisively endorsed long-serving U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday, sending the powerful Democrat back to the nation’s capital for a fourth term.


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California Voters Reject Prop. 38 Education Tax Increase

California voters have rejected Proposition 38, a broad-based income tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars a year for public schools.


Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

California Voters Approve Prop. 35, Boost Human Trafficking Penalties

California will toughen its penalties for human trafficking and its monitoring of sex offenders under an initiative approved Tuesday.


San Francisco poll worker Elisa Kennedy. (CBS)

San Francisco Woman Honored As State’s Longest-Serving Poll Worker

Since 1937, Elisa Kennedy has figured in almost every election in San Francisco without ever having run for office.


Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Alameda County Registrar Reassures Voters After Reports Of Polling Issues

A number of registered voters reported having issues with voting Tuesday morning in Oakland, but officials said their ballots will most likely still be counted.


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Stanford Expert: Economy So Bad, Jesus Couldn’t Fix It

Noted Stanford University professor and futurist Paul Saffo doesn’t care to make a projection about who will win the presidential race.


Gov. Jerry Brown promotes Proposition 30 outside James Lick Middle School in San Francisco, August 22, 2012. (CBS)

Arizona Donation To Oppose California Prop 30 Called ‘Money Laundering’

An Arizona nonprofit disclosed Monday that two conservative groups were behind its $11 million campaign contribution to a California organization fighting Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative.