The less restrictive of the dueling statewide eminent domain measures is winning in early returns.
With about 12 percent of returns posted on the state’s web site, Prop. 99 was winning with 65 percent while the opposing measure, Prop. 98, was losing 55 percent to 44 percent.
Both sides poured scads of money into these races. I figured all that fighting would turn off voters and they would send both of these measures packnig.