Although we have been confident that the results would hold up for a week now, the Associated Press confirmed yesterday that based on their projects, Proposition 66 to reform the Death Penalty has indeed passed and will become law. We are so thankful in this week of Thanksgiving for all the families of victims who stood with prosecutors and law enforcement to make this important reform pass, and thankful to the voters of California for trusting us to adopt this important measure.
Here’s a link to the Sacramento Bee article, which quotes our campaign co-chair, Sacramento County District Attorney:
“Voters want to ensure that victims’ families receive the justice they want and deserve,” Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, a supporter of Proposition 66, said in a statement. “It’s time for our opponents and the Legislature to work with us to ensure the death penalty process works as intended.”