Wednesday, November 3, 2004

more bad news: three strikes stay

California voters have rejected Proposition 66. The measure would have restored California's three strikes law to the voters' original intent -- providing for sentences of 25-years-to-life for violent repeat offenders. Right now, several thousand people are serving 25-to-life sentences only for petty, nonviolent offenses, such as drug possession or shoplifting. And now they will continue to do so.

There is good news, though: 120 million people voted this year. That represents just under 60 percent of eligible voters - the highest percentage turnout since 1968.

See here for more good news.

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