The 2008 Election Results
In the 2008 election, despite the political resurgence
of the Democrats nationally and within the state due to
national issues, the results of voting on the
propositions continue to support the contention that
there are three Californias, politically, socially, and
Yes, as in the past there is some shifting of results. The
"liberal" no vote on Proposition 4 carried a number of
"Northern California" and Southern California counties
while the "conservative" yes vote made some slight
inroads into Coastal California.
On the other hand, the "conservative" yes vote on Proposition 8
made more inroads into Coastal California while the
"liberal" no vote made few inroads into the other two
Lastly, the agricultural interests were able to successfully oppose
Proposition 2 only in a few counties that would be
located in Northern California, counties that almost
always vote "conservative."
The results of this election provide continuity to the
evidence that politically, socially, and economically,
California needs to be divided into three states as
discussed in this web site.