CA proposition results: From abortions to electric vehicles, here's what's projected to pass or fail

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The polls have closed and Californians weighed in on many issues. For the ballot measures, voters decided on everything from making abortion a fundamental right for Californians to taxing the wealthy to help the environment.

FULL LIST: Latest 2022 midterm election results across the San Francisco Bay Area

Click on the links below to get the results and an in-depth look at each proposition for the 2022 Midterm Elections.

Proposition 1 - Pass

ABC News is projecting that Proposition 1 will pass. This ballot measure will amend the state constitution to make abortion and contraceptive access a fundamental right for Californians.

Get the fast facts on Proposition 1 here.

Proposition 26 & 27: Fail

The most expensive ballot proposition gamble in U.S. history went bust Tuesday as California voters overwhelmingly rejected sports betting, shooting down initiatives by Native American tribes and the gaming industry.

The two groups raised nearly $600 million in competing efforts to expand gambling and try to capture a piece of a potential billion dollar market in the nation's most populous state.

Here's more on Proposition 26, 27.

Proposition 28: Pass

Proposition 28 may have been the least controversial measure on the ballot, and it passed easily, according to Bay City News Service. No official opposition was filed against the initiative to require the state to spend more money -- likely around $1 billion annually -- on arts and music education in public schools.

Former Los Angeles Unified Schools Superintendent Austin Beutner, who spearheaded the campaign to place the measure on the ballot, said it will ensure arts and music programs -- crucial to helping students recover from the pandemic -- aren't slashed during economic downturns.

Get the fast facts on Proposition 28 here.

Proposition 29: Fail

For the third time in three straight elections, California voters have rejected a ballot measure that would have mandated major changes to the operations of dialysis clinics that provide life-saving care to 80,000 people with kidney failure. Nearly 70% of Californians had voted "no" on Proposition 29 in returns late Tuesday.

Here's more on Proposition 29.

Proposition 30: Fail

California's wealthiest residents won't see a tax increase after voters rejected a measure Tuesday that would have boosted rates on incomes above $2 million to help put more electric cars on the roads.

Here's more on Proposition 30.

Proposition 31: Pass

Californians on Tuesday voted to allow a law banning flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes and strawberry gummy vaping juice to go into effect, the Associated Press projects.

With about a quarter of the ballots counted, Proposition 31 won handily with 76.5% of the vote.

California passed a law in 2020 banning the sale of some flavored tobacco products. So why are California voters being asked to vote on it in the 2022 election? That's the question behind Proposition 31.

Here's more on Proposition 31.

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