9:15 PM East Bay Express Election Special Blogging Extravaganza!


With 10% of precincts reporting, the California Secretary of State's Web site is showing cigarette tax Prop. 86, oil industry tax Prop. 87, and campaign finance reform measure Prop. 89 failing -- the latter by a hefty margin. Meanwhile, fakeout "eminent domain" intiative Prop. 90 has a slight lead. The night is still young, but we have to wonder if maybe that phony Democratic voter guide is having an effect...