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Davis voters double down on Obama

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From page A1 | November 07, 2012 |

If other parts of the country have cooled on President Obama, Davis doesn’t appear to be one of them.

Local voters gave President Obama 78.1 percent of their votes Tuesday, and Yolo County 65 percent, keeping alive the county’s streak of voting for Democratic nominees dating back to John F. Kennedy.

In 2008, Obama received 67.1 percent of the Yolo vote — the best performance since President Johnson picked up 69.5 percent in 1964.

On a smooth day of voting, Davis voters also added to winning totals for Prop. 30 (temporary taxes to fund education), 35 (human trafficking), 36 (three strikes), 39 (business tax) and 40 (redistricting).

They voted against Props. 31 (local government), 32 (payroll deductions), 33 (auto insurance based on driver history), 37 (genetically modified food labels) and 38 (education tax).

The city’s voters swam against the current only on Prop. 34, which would have ended the death penalty, marking “yes” on 70.85 percent of their ballots. It had just 47.3 percent “yes” votes with 98.5 percent of precincts counted statewide.

Davis voters were particularly emphatic about Prop. 30, which UC Davis and Davis Unified School District officials had been crossing their fingers about. They gave it 79.3 percent of the vote.

The Yolo County Elections Office received about 31,000 votes by Tuesday morning. Another 10,999 vote-by-mail ballots were turned in at polling places, while 5,201 voters cast provisional ballots.

Elections officials estimated it would take about a week to tally those votes — out of the 30 days they’re allowed under the law — but Clerk/Recorder Freddie Oakley said it was unlikely the remaining ballots would change the list of Tuesday’s winners.

Of the provisional ballots, many came from the Memorial Union at UC Davis, where students stood in line to vote until almost 9 p.m., an hour after polls closed.

Oakley sent over extra poll workers to tell students they could skip the line by going to their assigned polling places, she said, but most wanted to stay at the union.

“The students wanted to vote at the MU, which is fine. We know how to handle it,” Oakley said. “Their votes will count.”

Likewise, Oakley wasn’t bothered by voters who brought their mail-in ballots to the polls.

“I understand people want to hold on to their ballots as long as possible,” she said. “Good for them for exercising their rights.”

Problems were few and far between for election workers and more than 500 volunteers at 101 polling places. Three Occupy protesters hung out near the Davis Senior Center site, but caused no interruptions.

“Things went very smoothly,” Oakley said. “Our poll workers were well-prepared and the voters were cooperative. I think that reflects the seriousness with which voters were making these momentous decisions.”

With so many ballots left to count, a sure turnout estimate remained unavailable this morning. About 59 percent of the county’s 102,186 registered voters cast a vote at the polls Tuesday.

Online: http://www.yoloelections.org, http://vote.sos.ca.gov

— Reach Cory Golden at cgolden@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8046. Follow him on Twitter at @cory_golden

 

 

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