Proposition 34: Death penalty
By roughly the same margin -- 53.1% to 46.9% -- voters decided against a measure to abolish capital punishment in California and make life imprisonment without the possibility of parole the maximum punishment for murder. The measure would have applied retroactively to all death row inmates.
Proposition 38: Other tax increase
A measure that would raise income taxes for almost all income levels for 12 years resoundingly failed, according to unofficial results on the California secretary of state website. Almost 5.7 million voters, or 72.6% of ballots cast, disapproved of the measure that would dedicate revenue to K-12 education, debt reduction and early childhood programs. This measure was in competition with Brown's Proposition 30.
A measure to amend the state constitution to legalize and regulate the production, possession and distribution of marijuana for people age 21 and older passed.
The measure to amend the state constitution to prohibit individuals and businesses from being compelled to participate in any health care system failed by a narrow margin.
With more than 96% of the vote counted, 52%, or 3.6 million people, opposed the measure, compared to 48%, 3.4 million people, for it.
Under Florida state law, the measure required 60% of the vote to pass.
Voters nixed a constitutional amendment that would have banned the use of public funds for abortions, with the exception of rape, incest and cases where the mother's life is in danger, according to a CNN projection.
The effort to repeal a previous state law banning same-sex marriage passed.
The vote in support of a new law allowing same-sex couples to marry in the state of Maryland was approved by a slim margin.
The measure to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes was ahead by nearly 2-to-1.