PORTLAND, David Burghardt (Sputnik) — California’s Proposition 62 would ban the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment to include those inmates currently sitting on death row.
Since California reinstated the death penalty 40 years ago, only 13 of 1,039 convicted murderers have been executed, the Los Angeles Times reported in September.
If both propositions successfully pass, then the one with the most “yes” votes would override the other.
There are currently 30 US states that have the death penalty. Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Pennsylvania have a gubernatorial moratoria.