On election night, when most of the votes tallied and publicly announced were absentee votes, California’s Proposition 14 had 60.5% as of 9 p.m., and 59.5% as of 11 p.m. But Wednesday morning, it stands at 54.2%.
This almost certainly means that people who voted at the polls on June 8 defeated Proposition 14. Over half the votes were cast before election day, so the votes of people who voted on election day are outnumbered by the people who voted during the period May 10-June 7.
The reason the people who voted on election day were substantially less favorable to Proposition 14 is that the campaign against Proposition 14 didn’t really come to fruition until the last week before the election.