Medical marijuana appears headed for defeat; thousands of ballots still being counted

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PHOENIX -- While election officials are still counting ballots from last week's general election, it looks like Proposition 203, Arizona's initiative to legalize medical marijuana, is going down.

As Javier Soto explains, the no votes are leading, which means if the election were to be finalized today, Prop. 203 would be shot down.

There are still about 150,000 ballots to be counted.

Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell explains why the process is taking so long.

According to state law, the county has up to 20 days after the election to finalize the results.