Not even close
Super Duper Tuesday settles nothing in the presidential races, though John McCain emerges as a clear front runner on the Republican side. Statewide, just the majors, 95% of precincts reporting:
Clinton won SoCal and a big majority of Latinos, Obama won the Bay Area counties. The delegate count is closer, so both campaigns declared a semblance of victory.
L.A. passes telephone tax
Prop. S, sold by the mayor and Chief Bratton as necessary to avoid budget disaster, wins almost 2 to 1.
Statewide propositions, 96% of precincts
91 Transportation LOST 42-58
92 Community colleges LOST 43-57
93 Term limits LOST 47-54 (rounding)
The Indian gaming referenda (94, 95, 96, 97) all won.
Furutani elected to Assembly
Warren Furutani, a member of the Los Angeles Community College District board, will take over the 55th Assembly District seat, left vacant when Laura Richardson was elected to Congress last year.
Clinton emails answers to LAist
Hillary Clinton or her staff responds on election day to January interview request. LAist
Ledger died of accidental overdose