With about 15% of the vote left to be counted, voters were poised to approve two key ballot measures, one adding a 4% tax on income above $1 million — known as the “millionaire’s tax” — and one to uphold a law that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in the state.
As of 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, both questions remained uncalled by the Associated Press.
Ballot Question 4, the question pertaining to immigrant driver’s licenses, stood the better chance at approval early Wednesday morning with roughly 140,000 separating the yes votes from the no votes with just over 2 million votes counted.
Ballot Question 1, which would implement the 4% tax on income above $1 million, was closer on Wednesday morning. As of 6:15 a.m., about 65,000 votes separated the yeses from the nos, with the yes contingent holding a slim 52%-48% margin with just over 2 million votes cast.
Meanwhile, voters overwhelmingly approved Ballot Question 2, which requires dental insurance companies to spend at least 85% on care.
One ballot measure that looks as though it is headed for defeat is Ballot Question 3, which would have doubled the combined number of licenses for supermarkets and convenience stores selling alcoholic beverages from 9 to 18. While the race remained uncalled by the Associated Press as of 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, the no votes outpaced the yes votes by about 200,000 out of 2 million counted for a 10% margin.