June 2008 California elections

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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. 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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
X mark.svg 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


  1. ^ a b "Initiative Update as of April 9, 2008". California Secretary of State. 2008-04-08. Archived from the original on 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  2. ^ a b c "Statement of Vote: June 3, 2008, Statewide Direct Primary Election" (PDF). California Secretary of State. 2008-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2008-07-16.

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