Prop 203 Update: Closer, but No Cigar -- Yet

Categories: Election 2010

Proposition 203's chances of passing rose a bit today, then fell some.

With 89,000 early ballots and provisional ballots left to be counted, the game isn't over yet.

But the "yes" votes just can't seem to get a solid break.

Just before 4 p.m., the gap between "yes" and "no" votes closed further than ever, according to the Secretary of State's Web site. Opponents were ahead by only 2,376. That should have heartened supporters, because the pro-203 trend seen last night seemed to be continuing. The 5:25 p.m. update wasn't as rosy. Now, there are 3,169 "no" votes in the lead.

With most of the uncounted votes in Maricopa County, which has trended just into the "no" side since results first started coming in, it would be surprising if 203 caught up. But it's possible.

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This War is leaving dead bodies in streets and villages, ALL over the world! The true fight starts in the hearts that would see this Bloody Greed Bath End!


Deaths in the United States in a typical year are as follows:

•Tobacco kills about 400,000•Alcohol kills about 80,000•Workplace accidents kill 60,000•Automobiles kill 40,000•Cocaine kills about 2,500•Heroin kills about 2,000•Aspirin kills about 2,000•Marijuana kills 0There has never been a recorded death due to marijuana at any time in US history.

All illegal drugs combined kill under 20,000 per year, or a small percent of the number killed by alcohol and tobacco.

Tobacco kills more people each year than all of the people killed by all of the illegal drugs in the last one hundred years.


From The National Center On Addiction And Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

The Califano Report

Drug Prisoners

•1,360,000 Drug Prisoners in America•1.7 million Americans are incarcerated in prisons or jails, more per capita than any other nation.•Nearly 80% of all prisoners in America are for drug related offenses.•Ten million people have been arrested for marijuana since 1965.


Anheuser-Busch, brewers of Budweiser, hair-test employees to be sure that they are not using any drugs less dangerous than the one they make.

America has only 5% of the world population but consumes 60% of ALL illegal drugs produced in the world.

There are 47 million school age kids in America, currently over 27 million of them try drugs and alcohol each year.


In December 1997 a long-awaited report by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations about marijuana came out, the first in 15 years.

A scandal erupted when the British science magazine New Scientist in its February 1998 issue exposed the suppression of a chapter in the document.

In the censored chapter the authors, three leading addiction researchers, compare the dangers of marijuana, as documented by science, against those of the legal drugs alcohol and nicotine and illegal opiates.

In dry, factual language they point out that where risks exist these are actually more serious for these two legal drugs.

They exposed the double standards that are being applied in the drug debate, and according to an insider quoted by New Scientist some WHO officials went nuts.

Two WHO bureaucrats opposed to the report were WHO-head Nakajima (retired in June 1998) and narcotics division head Dr. Yoshida.

The conclusion of the New Scientist on the whole issue of marijuana is that legalization is not a question of if but when.

Broski Love
Broski Love

203 will pass by 2,140 votes I am predicting


2260 is my count... but I could be off by 200. Either way... the state will squash for the loss. How it is here... you trade liberties for a palm-tree lined street. What I fucking hate about his place is the same thing I love about it... quiet solstace. (sic)

Broski Love
Broski Love

come on arizona, we can do this, 203 for the win

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