Proposition 1: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
An individual’s fundamental right to reproductive freedom includes the right to choose to have an abortion or the right to refuse contraceptives. Currently, Prop. 1 has no fiscal effect because reproductive rights are already protected by state laws. Voting yes on Prop. 1 would reinforce the California Constitutional state law to have the choice to have an abortion or refuse contraceptives. Voting No on Prop. 1 would not change California’s Constitutional law to reproductive freedom, however, would continue to exist under other state laws. Pros of Prop. 1 include protecting an individual’s right to choose to keep the medical decision between the patient and the provider. Cons of Prop. 1 include allowing late-term abortions at the taxpayer’s expense up to the moment of birth which can be costly and unnecessary.
With 98% of votes being counted, Proposition 1 is likely to remain in place with 66.5% voting yes and 33.5% voting no.
Proposition 26: ALLOWS IN-PERSON ROULETTE, DICE GAMES, SPORTS WAGERING ON TRIBAL LANDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.
Proposition 26 would allow sports wagering at certain horse racing tracks, and would have private lawsuits to enforce gambling laws. Imposes a 10% tax on sports wagering profits at horse-racing tracks. Currently sports betting is illegal in California. Voting yes on Prop. 26 would allow racetracks to offer in-person sports betting. Tribal casinos could offer in-person sports betting and betting on games played with dice and roulette games. Native AmericanTribes would be required to support state sports betting costs and regulations. People and entities would have a new way to seek enforcement of certain state gambling laws. Voting no on Prop. 26 would continue to be illegal. No changes would be made to the way state gambling laws are enforced. Tribal casinos would continue to be unable to offer roulette and games played with dice. Pros of Prop. 26 include the support Indian self-reliance, providing revenue for tribal education, healthcare, and other services. Prop. 26 promotes safe, responsible gaming and helps stop and prevent illegal gambling. Cons of Prop. 26 include the belief that it will lean toward more underage gambling, also creating a monopoly between five native American tribes devastating other Native American communities.
With 42% of votes being counted Proposition 26 is likely to stay the same with 70.4% voting no and 29.6% voting yes.
Proposition 27: ALLOWS ONLINE AND MOBILE SPORTS WAGERING OUTSIDE TRIBAL LANDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.
Proposition 27 would allow Native American tribes and affiliated businesses to operate online/mobile sports wagering outside tribal lands. Currently online sports betting is illegal in California. Voting yes on 27 would allow tribes and gambling companies to offer online sports betting. A new state unit would be created to regulate online sports betting. This would also create new ways to illegal gamble in California. Voting no on 27 would not create any changes to state gambling laws. Pros of Prop. 27 are that it would permanently create funding for mental health, addiction, and housing. 27 also includes strict rules protecting minors, creating regular audits, and oversight by the Attorney General. Cons on 27 are that it would create expansions for out-of-state gambling corporations.
With 42% of votes being counted 88.3% voted no and 16.7% voted yes, Proposition 27 is likely not to pass to fruition.