California Defeated the Bail Ballot, Unsure of What’s Next

Governing: Lex Steppling and his team of criminal justice activists knew they wanted to undo California's law abolishing cash bail. They said it would merely replace one oppressive system with another, worsen racial inequities and give too much power to algorithms and judges.

They were convinced they were right. But he didn't think they'd actually defeat Proposition 25 — especially not by a nearly 11-point margin.

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