10:00 P.M. California Voters Approve Term Limit Reform (Prop 28)
Proposition 28 will limit lawmakers to 12 years, but allow them to spend that time in one house or a combination in both houses of the state Legislature.
The measure had about two-thirds support with more than 2 million votes cast Tuesday night.
Currently, lawmakers can serve up to three two-year terms in the Assembly and two four-year terms in the Senate, for a total of 14 years.
Good government organizations argued that California's strict term limits assure that the statehouse is filled with inexperienced politicians who are overly reliant on lobbyists and bureaucrats to help them write legislation.
Critics warned the change would lead to entrenchment in the state Capitol.
9:30 P.M. Johnson Declares Victory
9:18 P.M. Stockton
ANTHONY SILVA 3494 (19.44%)
JIMMIE M. RISHWAIN 2797 (15.57%)
RALPH LEE WHITE 1942 (10.81%)
TONY STEVENS 858 (4.77%)
JAMES "JIM" BUTLER 670 (3.73%)
GREGORY S. PITSCH 519 (2.89%)
Write-in Votes 76 (0.42%)
Council District 6
MICHAEL TUBBS 890 (52.54%)
DALE FRITCHEN 798 (47.11%)
Write-in Votes 6 (0.35%)
9:04 P.M. Sacramento
Johnson 13,517 (58.31%) Rewers 5,238 (22.59%) Padilla 3,263 (14.07%) Jones 1,011 (4.36%)
7:33 P.M. - Low Turnout Despite Sweeping Primary Proposals
San Diego and San Jose - the nation's eighth- and 10th-largest cities - are being closely watched as voters decide on heated measures to curb retirement benefits for current government workers. San Diego also has a heated mayoral fight. (read the full story from Recordnet.com here)
6:20 P.M. - Top Two Primary Gets Mixed Reaction
Sacramento voter Robert Breit told Capital Public Radio's Amy Quenton it took him awhile to sort through the list.
"You'd want to vote for who you think would do the better job, but the ballot just seemed extremely long," said Breit. "I'm sure they spent a lot of money on that long ballot with all that extra information that I didn't need to wade through."
But Sacramento voter Joe Acres says that's exactly why he doesn't like the open primary.
"I think it's ridiculous because you're going to end up with two Democrats or two Independents running on the November ballot," said Acres on Tuesday. "You're going to eliminate a party or two or three." read the story