A report just before 9 p.m. tonight from the San Francisco Chronicle indicates that Prop. 8 - the ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to define marriage as being only between a man and a woman - as leading by ten points. These are early numbers, of course, but they indicate that Californian's may have voted differently that most surveys indicate. Most opinion polls leading up to the election indicated a closer margin if not an edge for those opposing the measure.
At the moment, the Santa Barbara County election office is reporting is reporting that voters here are quite nearly split on the matter. With 41 percent of precincts reporting as of the posting of this entry, a slight majority of 51.97 percent has voted no on Prop. 8, while 48.03 percent had voted yes.