Easy Wins for Nine Props

The Texas Constitution may read more like a particularly dry epic poem than a working governing document, but that didn't stop state voters from adding nine more amendments on election day. Wide margins developed for the props early in the night. Prop. 6, which creates a State Water Imple­ment­a­tion Fund, sailed to victory with 73.4% support. Props. 1 and 4, both dealing with ad valorem tax exemptions related to veterans, passed by more than 85%. Only Props. 3 and 5 could reasonably be called contested, though both passed comfortably.

Full results:

Prop. 1: (Tax exemption for surviving spouses of veterans killed in action) 995,817 149,027 87.0%
Prop. 2: (Eliminate the State Medical Board and its Education Fund) 946,299 171,056 84.7%
Prop. 3: (Tax exemption for aircraft parts being shipped out of state) 624,154 456,985 57.7%
Prop. 4: (Tax exemption for homesteads donated to disabled veterans) 961,590 167,831 85.1%
Prop. 5: (Reverse mortgage loans for homestead property) 680,909 406,434 62.6%
Prop. 6: (Create the State Water Implementation Fund) 836,424 303,547 73.4%
Prop. 7: (Let cities determine how to fill unexpired terms on their ruling bodies) 806,764 277,724 74.4%
Prop. 8: (Enable a hospital district in Hidalgo County) 740,581 282,830 72.4%
Prop. 9: (Expand the range of sanctions that can be assessed against judges) 921,900 167,156 84.7%

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