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Mainers overturn same-sex marriage, reject tax-cutting measures

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November 5, 2009

In what most called a "nail-biting" election, voters ultimately approved the Maine Same-Sex Marriage People's Veto and overturned the governor-approved legislation that authorized same-sex marriage in Maine. However, other measures on the Maine ballot were predictable within the first few hours of reporting despite earlier polls that predicted a close race. Both tax-cutting measures were resoundingly rejected by voters on Tuesday. Question 2, the auto excise tax repeal, received only 26% of the vote, while Question 4, TABOR 2, lost with only 40% of the vote.

Ballot measure Outcome Yes % No % Precincts Reporting
Question 1 (Marriage) Approveda 266,324 (52.75%) 238,595 (47.25%) 527 of 605
Question 2 (Excise tax) Defeatedd 129140 (25.85%) 370391 (74.15%) 527 of 605
Question 3 (School consolidation) Defeatedd 201672 (41.49%) 284435 (58.51%) 527 of 605
Question 4 (TABOR) Defeatedd 196442 (39.61%) 299451 (60.39%) 527 of 605
Question 5 (Marijuana) Approveda 294176 (58.61%) 207744 (41.39%) 527 of 605
Question 6 (Bonds) Approveda 321930 (65.26%) 171337 (34.74%) 527 of 605
Question 7 (Signatures) Defeatedd 231359 (47.80%) 252647 (52.20%) 527 of 605

Source: Bangor Daily News (dead link) as of 2:05 a.m. EST

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* Maine 2009 ballot measures