November 05, 2002
WITH 39% OF THE VOTE IN, Massachussetts' initiative to abolish the state income tax is at a stunning 47% -- this could be the sleeper story of the night. I still doubt it will pass, but this kind of support in "Taxachussetts" bodes ill for people like Garry Wills and Sean Wilentz who maintain that America's appetite for big government is unslaked.
UPDATE: The percentage is holding steady with 43% of the vote in.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Roger Bournival sends this link to NECN which is updating the results more often. And with 47% of the vote in , the percentage of support is the same.
Jay Fitzgerald is blogging through the night on the Massachussetts returns.
ONE MORE UPDATE: 68% of the vote's in, and it's still at 47% support. This is amazing.