Repeal or reform? Death penalty voter decisions for 3 states

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s dysfunctional death penalty faces a fate in November that seems fitting: voters can put it out of its misery, or fix it so it does what it promises. The state is among three where voters will make decisions on capital punishment. California’s ballot initiatives — one would repeal capital punishment, […]

Poll: Voters Divided Over Death Penalty Repeal

SACRAMENTO – A new Field Poll shows California voters split over a November ballot initiative seeking to repeal the death penalty. Just 42 percent of likely voters say they favor Proposition 34, with 45 percent saying California should retain capital punishment. The survey, released Tuesday, found 13 percent undecided. Blacks were the only ethnic group […]