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Map: Which Counties Voted Yes on Prop 19 (Hint: Not L.A.)

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With 100% of the precincts counted, a picture is emerging to illustrate just what parts of California favored passing Proposition 19, and legalizing recreational marijuana. This map, published by the Secretary of State, shows that although the vote was not heavily weighted in one direction, with 53.9% of the vote for opposed and 46.1% of the vote in favor, just a handful of counties had a majority Yes vote. Los Angeles County, however, was not one of them, and the vote split was very similar to the statewide rate, 47.4% in favor to 52.6% opposed.

The counties who said yes: Alpine, Mono, San Francisco, Sonoma, Marin, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. The counties with a stronger No proponent, (61-67%) were all located in the more conservative central valley counties, like Kings, Kern, and San Joaquin. Humbolt, where a lot of marijuana crops are cultivated, also voted in a majority opposition to the proposition.