Election Results: Sorta Final

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Below is a final, unofficial list of results of races the Weekly has been following. Some notes:

-- The most extreme of the right-wingers (save Jon Kyl) had their asses handed to them by voters. Witness the stomping of Len Munsil and Randy Graf, the failure of Proposition 107, and the LD 26 wins by Lena Saradnik and (assuming recounts and whatever else don't change the result) Charlene Pesquiera over two extreme righties.

-- With the passage of health-group-funded 201 and the failure of tobacco-funded 206, Arizona voters proved they're more savvy than some people give them credit for. Now, we'll see if all those doomsday scenarios some bar owners posited about business declines come true. I'd be stunned if they do.

-- Yay for the raising of the minimum wage with Prop 202. Again, watch as doomsday scenarios about price increases and business closings fail to come to fruition.

-- Arizona is now the first state, at least that I know of, to ever reject an anti-gay-marriage ballot proposition. This is a wonderful day for fairness and equality. However, there are some sobering things to remember here: Proposition 107 failed because its pushers went beyond gay marriage and tried to hammer on government-offered domestic partnership benefits and recognitions for both same-sex and straight couples. This just goes to show how nasty Arizona's brand of anti-gay folks can be. If 107 had just been about gay marriage, it would have passed overwhelmingly. Congrats to Arizona Together which, despite some moronic early maneuvers, got it together enough to help defeat this thing.  

-- The saddest result of the night, as far as I am concerned: the passage of Proposition 207. This passage has the potential of destroying regional planning and environmental projection efforts as we know them. It could be very ugly.

-- Second-saddest result of the night: The overwheming passage of measures that, more than anything, serve to demonize immigrants, both legal and illegal. While Props 100, 102, 103 and 300 were expected to pass, the overwhelming "yes" numbers are sickening.

-- Third-saddest result of the night: The failure of Prop 106. This probably destroys substantive state trust land reform efforts for years.

Governor -- 100 percent reporting

Janet Napolitano (D) 62.9

Len Munsil (R) 35.0

U.S. Senate -- 100 percent reporting

Jon Kyl (R) 52.7

Jim Pederson (D) 44.0

Congressional District 7 -- 100 percent reporting

Ron Drake (R) 35.7

Raul Grijalva (D) 60.6

Congressional District 8 -- 100 percent reporting

Gabrielle Giffords (D) 54.1

Randy Graf (R) 42.2

Attorney General -- 100 percent reporting

Terry Goddard (D) 60.2

Bill Montgomery (R) 39.8

State Superintendent of Public Instruction -- 100 percent reporting

Tom Horne (R) 53.3

Jason Williams (D) 46.7

District 25 House -- 100 percent reporting

Manny Alvarez (D) 27.4

Jennifer Burns (R) 24.1

Pat Fleming (D) 23.5

Gail Griffin (R) 23.3

District 26 House -- 100 percent reporting

Pete Hershberger (R) 38.2

David Jorgenson (R) 28.4

Lena Saradnik (D) 33.4

District 26 Senate -- 100 percent reporting

Al Melvin (R) 49.9 (29,283 votes)

Charlene Pesquiera (D) 50.1 (29,429 votes)

Proposition 100 (No Bail for Illegal Immigrants) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 77.8

No 22.2

Proposition 101 (Property Tax Caps) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 50.4

No 49.6

Proposition 102 (No Punitive Damages for Illegal Immigrants) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 74.4

No 25.6

Proposition 103 (English Official Language) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 74.2

No 25.8

Proposition 104 (Gov't Borrowing Limits) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 58.6

No 41.4

Proposition 105 (State Trust Land -- Legislature) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 28.8

No 71.2

Proposition 106 (State Trust Land -- Coalition/Environmentalists) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 48.4

No 51.6

Proposition 107 (Anti-Partnership/Gay Marriage) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 48.6

No 51.4

Proposition 200 (Voter Reward) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 33.6

No 66.4

Proposition 201 (Smoking -- Health Orgs) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 54.2

No 45.8

Proposition 202 (Minimum Wage) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 65.8

No 34.2

Proposition 203 (Cig Tax for Kids) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 52.6

No 47.4

Proposition 204 (Humane Treatment of Animals) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 61.5

No 38.5

Proposition 205 (Vote By Mail) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 28.8

No 71.2

Proposition 206 (Smoking -- R.J. Reynolds) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 42.7

No 57.3

Proposition 207 (Gov't Property Restrictions) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 65.1

No 34.9

Proposition 300 (Ban on Services for Illegal Immigrants) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 71.6

No 28.4

Proposition 301 (Jail Over Treatment for Meth) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 58.1

No 41.9

Proposition 302 (Lawmakers' Pay Increase) -- 100 percent reporting

Yes 46.9

No 53.1

Proposition 400 (JTED) -- 100 percent reporting (TUSD only)

Yes 70.8

No 29.2

(Also passing overwhelmingly in all other Pima County school districts)

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