Death Penalty Repeal Defeated In California

An effort to repeal the death penalty in California fell short at the polls on Tuesday.

With nearly all precints reporting, Proposition 34 — which would have supplanted capital punishment with life in prison without parole — was opposed by nearly 53 percent of California voters. The measure earned the support of 47 percent.

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