Election Day Scoreboard
Ohio Voters Slam Collective Bargaining Law 61% - 39%
By Dell Hill
went to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of several important
issues - most surrounding the economy in one form or another - as well
as the election of governors and legislatures in a number of states.
These off-year elections don’t usually attract large turnouts, but this
year, with extremely toxic questions on the ballot in several states,
the interest was high.
the biggest headline of the day is the result of Ohio voters rejection
of a law in that state which would have restricted the collective
bargaining rights of organized employees. Unions spent millions in
opposition to the law, but it remains to be seen if their opposition
will do anything to save their lower echelon members from layoff slips
as the State grapples with an $8 billion dollar deficit.
Let’s go to the scoreboard, courtesy of Fox News,
and look at the results thus far. Keep in mind that recounts are
expected and could change the results on some of these races.
a dozen states held votes for office holders and ballot initiatives on
Tuesday, and several key races could offer some glimpse into the
nation's mood one year before the 2012 elections.
Fox News tracked the following races, and updates continue to come in.
Democrat: Steven L. Beshear, Incumbent -- WINNER, 56 percent
Republican: State Sen. David L. Williams, 35 percent
Independent: Gatewood Galbraith, 9 percent
Ohio Ballot Initiatives
Collective bargaining. Approves or rejects a new law passed by the
Legislature that limits collective bargaining rights of public
employees. -- LAW REJECTED, 61-39 percent
Health care. Prohibits the government from mandating that individuals
or businesses participate in the federal health care law. -- MANDATE OPPOSED
Mississippi Governor and Initiatives
Should the term "person" be defined to include every human being from
the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof? -- DEFEATED, 58-42 percent
Should the Mississippi Constitution be amended to require a person to
submit government issued photo identification in order to vote? -- APPROVED, 62-38 percent
Initiative 31: Should government be prohibited from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other persons? -- APPROVED, 73-27 percent
Democrat: Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny L. DuPree, 39 percent
Republican: Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant -- WINNER, 61 percent
Mississippi Legislative Elections:
House of Representatives: 122. Current: 68 D, 54 R.
Results: 52 D, 52 R. Leading: 6 D, 11 R.
Senate: 52. Current: 24 D, 27 R, one vacant seat.
Results: 22 D, 28 R. Leading: 1 D, 1 R.
Virginia Legislative Elections
General Assembly Seats: 100. Current: 39 D, 59 R, 2 I.
Results: 32 D, 66 R, 1 I. Leading: 1 R.
Senate Seats: 40. Current: 22 D, 18 R.
Results: 20 D, 19 R. One race too close to call, Republican leading.
New Jersey Legislative Elections
General Assembly Seats: 80. Current 47 D, 33 R.
Final Results: 48 D, 32 R.
Senate Seats: 40. Current: 24 D, 16 R.
Final Results: 24 D, 16 R.
California San Francisco Mayoral Election
Edwin Lee, Incumbent -- Leading with 31 percent of vote