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California elections, June 2008

The California state elections, June 2008 were held on June 3, 2008 throughout California. The elections included two ballot propositions and one recall election for a State Senate seat. In addition, all primary elections for Californian seats to the House of Representatives, all of the seats of the State Assembly, and all odd-numbered seats of the State Senate were also held.


Proposition 98

Proposition 98 would have been a constitutional amendment that limited eminent domain and gradually eliminated rent control.[1]

Proposition 98[2]
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed No 2,677,456 61.51
Yes 1,675,213 38.49
Valid votes 4,352,669 95.66
Invalid or blank votes 197,558 4.34
Total votes 4,550,227 100.00

Proposition 99

Proposition 99 was a constitutional amendment that limited eminent domain and government acquisition of owner-occupied residences.[1]

Proposition 99[2]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 2,678,106 61.96
No 1,644,509 38.04
Valid votes 4,322,615 95.00
Invalid or blank votes 227,612 5.00
Total votes 4,550,227 100.00

12th State Senate district recall election

In response to his actions involving the state budget, a petition to recall State Senator Jeff Denham, a Republican who represents California's 12th State Senate district, was circulated. In the election his successor was to be determined, if a majority of voters favored the recall. As it happened, the majority did not and he remained in office.

California's 12th State Senate district recall election, 2008[2]
Vote on recall Votes Percentage
No 61,309 75.36%
Yes 20,043 24.64%
Valid votes 81,352 95.11%
Invalid or blank votes 4,183 4.89%
Totals 85,535 100.00%
Voter turnout 28.44%
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Simon Salinas 30,946 100.00%
Valid votes 30,946 36.18%
Invalid or blank votes 54,589 63.82%
Totals 85,535 100.00%
Voter turnout 28.44%
Republican hold


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See also

External links

  • State Senate District 12 recall election
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