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Final Tally: Prop 8 Won By 600K Votes

California has released the final official vote count for Proposition 8.
Final election results show that 599,602 more California voters cast ballots in favor of outlawing same-sex marriage than voted to keep such unions legal. The official tally certified Saturday by Secretary of State Debra Bowen has Proposition 8 passing 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent — the same spread the gay marriage ban held based on early results from the Nov. 4 election. The final numbers indicate that Proposition 8 passed in 43 of the state's 58 counties. The measure secured its greatest support in Kern and Tulare counties, where three-quarters of the voters approved it. Opposition was strongest in Marin and San Francisco, where three-quarters of voters rebuffed Proposition 8.

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