The fate of a statewide proposition mandating health insurance coverage — assumed to have been defeated in the Nov. 2 election — was thrown into confusion Tuesday night after the secretary of state's office reported that late-counted ballots had given Proposition 72 a narrow margin of victory. But state elections officials, who had posted the results on the secretary of state's website after the close of business Tuesday, removed them a few hours later, fearing that a clerical error was responsible for the surprising turnaround.
Officials said they would verify the information [Thursday].
Health Care Coverage
Yes Votes: 5,646,046 49.1% No Votes: 5,845,476 50.9%
(Click on a map above to see how each county voted for the proposition.)