Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Results: Dream Act (Question 4) & Redistricting (Question 5) Poised for Victory // PLUS: DELANEY WINS

Maryland Juice thinks that tonight's election results show looming victory for proponents of the Dream Act (Question 4) and Maryland's congressional districts (Question 5). Here is the status of the returns for both measures (at 10:58 PM):
  • DREAM ACT (Q4): 57.5% for vs. 42.5% against
  • REDISTRICTING PLAN (Q5): 63.4% for vs. 36.6% against

Note that at this point, the only large number of outstanding precincts are in Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George's County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, and Baltimore County. That makes it very unlikely conservatives will be able to make up this gap.

The Dream Act passage in Maryland is a first for such state-level legislation. This is history in the making, and a huge political coming-of-age moment for Maryland's Latino community.

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