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Here are the results of 51 key ballot questions being decided across the United States on Nov. 7, 2006. Winners declared by the Associated Press are denoted by a check mark (Winner); (i) denotes an incumbent.

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ARIZONA
Proposition 103 — English Language
Designates English as the official language of the state.
2,186 of 2,209 precincts — 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 843,911 74%
No 293,180 26%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Proposition 200 — Voter Reward
After each general election, awards $1 million to a randomly chosen voter.
2,186 of 2,209 precincts — 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 745,348 66%
Yes 377,744 34%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Proposition 202 — Minimum Wage
Raises the minimum wage and ties it to inflation.
2,184 of 2,209 precincts — 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 750,573 66%
No 390,676 34%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Proposition 107 — Gay Marriage
Defines marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.
2,186 of 2,209 precincts — 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 581,583 51%
Yes 549,354 49%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Proposition 201 — Smoke Free
This health industry version of Proposition 206 prohibits smoking in most public places.
2,186 of 2,209 precincts — 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 619,156 54%
No 524,102 46%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Proposition 206 — Nonsmoker Protection
The tobacco industry alternative to Proposition 201, it prohibits smoking in most public places except bars.
2,186 of 2,209 precincts — 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 650,831 57%
Yes 484,603 43%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Proposition 207 — Eminent Domain
Prohibits the use of eminent domain for private use and requires compensation.
2,186 of 2,209 precincts — 99%

Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 727,031 65%
No 388,750 35%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

CALIFORNIA
Proposition 86 — Cigarette Tax
Creates a $2.60-per-pack surtax on cigarettes with funds going to hospitals.
22,050 of 25,231 precincts — 87%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 3,198,357 52%
Winner No 3,092,070 52%
Yes 2,917,125 48%
Yes 2,814,946 48%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Proposition 85 — Notify Parent
Requires a waiting period and parental notification for abortions by minors.
22,050 of 25,231 precincts — 87%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 3,248,350 54%
Yes 2,779,731 46%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

COLORADO
Referendum I — Partner Benefits
Establishes domestic partnerships, giving same-sex couples legal rights of marriage.
2,738 of 3,161 precincts — 87%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 714,763 54%
Yes 620,771 46%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Amendment 42 — Minimum Wage
Increases the minimum wage and ties it to inflation.
2,745 of 3,161 precincts — 87%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 706,937 53%
No 634,616 47%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Amendment 43 — Marriage
Defines marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.
2,743 of 3,161 precincts — 87%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 754,909 56%
No 592,634 44%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

FLORIDA
Amendment 4 — Tobacco Settlement
Requires state to use tobacco settlement money for tobacco education programs.
6,942 of 6,950 precincts — 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 2,749,529 61%
No 1,765,227 39%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Amendment 8 — Eminent Domain
Prohibits the use of eminent domain to take land for private use.
6,942 of 6,950 precincts — 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 3,007,411 69%
No 1,349,389 31%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

GEORGIA
Amendment 1 — Eminent Domain
Prohibits the use of eminent domain to take land for private use.
2,803 of 3,293 precincts — 85%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 1,371,628 82%
No 291,891 18%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

IDAHO
Amendment SJR107 — Tobacco
Creates a restricted endowment fund from tobacco settlement money.
783 of 952 precincts — 82%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Yes 171,951 58%
No 122,496 42%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Proposition 2 — Eminent Domain
Restricts the use of eminent domain for private use and requires compensation.
783 of 952 precincts — 82%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 248,876 76%
Yes 80,304 24%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Amendment HJR2 — Defines Marriage
Defines marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.
783 of 952 precincts — 82%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 216,013 65%
No 114,707 35%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

MICHIGAN
Proposal 4 — Eminent Domain
Prohibits the use of eminent domain to take land for private use.
5,574 of 5,681 precincts — 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 2,853,501 80%
No 707,583 20%
Last updated: 05:2
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Proposal 2 — Affirmative Action
Prohibits state universities from discriminating against individuals based on their race.
5,574 of 5,681 precincts — 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 2,095,663 58%
No 1,522,199 42%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

MISSOURI
Amendment 3 — Tobacco Tax
Requires the state to increase the tax per cigarette and use the revenue for healthcare and tobacco prevention programs.
3,676 of 3,746 precincts — 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 1,065,409 51%
Yes 1,003,464 49%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Amendment 2 — Stem Cell
Permits stem cell research.
3,676 of 3,746 precincts — 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 1,057,930 51%
No 1,012,164 49%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Proposition B — Minimum Wage
Increases the minimum wage and ties it to inflation.
3,676 of 3,746 precincts — 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 1,555,316 76%
No 494,401 24%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
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MONTANA
Initiative 151 — Minimum Wage
Raises the minimum wage and ties it to inflation.
749 of 867 precincts — 86%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 225,710 73%
No 82,802 27%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

NEVADA
Question 2 — Property Rights
Prohibits the use of eminent domain to take land for private use.
1,879 of 1,913 precincts — 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 344,623 63%
Winner Yes 303,842 54%
Winner No 291,793 52%
Yes 269,219 48%
No 258,300 46%
No 202,590 37%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Question 6 — Minimum Wage
Increases the minimum wage and ties it to inflation.
1,879 of 1,913 precincts — 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 385,818 69%
No 175,898 31%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Question 1 — Curb Eminent Domain
Prohibits the use of eminent domain to take land for private use.
294 of 301 precincts — 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 308,443 86%
No 50,238 14%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

NORTH DAKOTA
Measure 2 — Property Rights
Prohibits the use of eminent domain to take land for private use.
567 of 567 precincts — 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 136,897 68%
No 65,690 32%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

OHIO
Amendment 4 — Smoke Less
No-smoking measure sponsored by the tobacco industry that would allow smoking in bars.
11,101 of 11,193 precincts — 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 2,455,304 64%
Yes 1,357,043 36%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Initiative 5 — SmokeFree Work
Bans smoking in public places.
11,023 of 11,193 precincts — 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 2,215,246 58%
No 1,580,181 42%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Amendment 2 — Minimum Wage
Increases the minimum wage and ties it to inflation.
11,101 of 11,193 precincts — 99%

Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 2,060,348 56%
No 1,612,702 44%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

OREGON
Measure 39 — Eminent Domain
Prohibits the use of eminent domain to take land for private use.
578 of 1,000 precincts — 58%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 605,275 67%
No 298,264 33%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Measure 43 — Parental Notification
Requires a waiting period and parental notification for abortion by minors.
594 of 1,000 precincts — 59%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 504,676 54%
Yes 426,466 46%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

SOUTH CAROLINA
Amendment 5 — Eminent Domain
Prohibits the use of eminent domain for private use.
2,058 of 2,059 precincts — 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 868,192 86%
No 141,292 14%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Amendment 1 — Define Marriage
Defines marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.
2,058 of 2,059 precincts — 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 812,679 78%
No 228,638 22%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

SOUTH DAKOTA
Amendment E — Judicial Liability
Allows a special grand jury to fine or jail elected officials, juries, judges, and prosecutors for judicial decisions they make.
816 of 818 precincts — 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 287,115 89%
Winner Yes 199,608 61%
No 128,865 39%
Yes 35,062 11%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Referendum 6 — Abortion Ban
Approve ban on abortion passed by Legislature.
816 of 818 precincts — 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner No 183,031 56%
Yes 146,434 44%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Amendment C — Define Marriage
Defines marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.
816 of 818 precincts — 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 169,710 52%
No 158,283 48%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

TENNESSEE
Amendment 1 — Define Marriage
Defines marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.
2,306 of 2,330 precincts — 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 1,407,769 80%
No 342,286 20%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

VIRGINIA
Amendment 1 — Define Marriage
Defines marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.
2,406 of 2,411 precincts — 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 1,322,130 57%
No 999,854 43%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

WISCONSIN
Referendum 2 — Death Penalty
Institutes death penalty for first-degree intentional homicide.
3,575 of 3,597 precincts — 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 1,155,660 56%
No 926,222 44%
Last updated: 05:23 AM
Referendum 1 — Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Defines marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.
3,575 of 3,597 precincts — 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Yes 1,251,999 59%
No 856,369 41%
Last updated: 05:23 AM

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