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11/06/2012 04:56 pm ET

Jerry Brown Votes: California Governor At The Polls On Prop. 30, 34 (VIDEO)

It's Election Day in the United States, and one of the first people to the polling place was California's own Governor Jerry Brown.

Dressed in blue and gruff-voiced as ever, Brown addressed a crowd of several dozen supporters of his tax plan, Proposition 30, that would raise the sales tax overall and the income tax on the wealthy, funneling the extra funds to California schools.

Voters have been sniffing out Brown's tax initiative and its opposition almost as thoroughly as one friendly dalmatian sniffed out Brown at the voting booth:

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But does Prop. 30 pass the smell test?

"One never knows and since people are still voting, and I want to respect their choice on election day," said Brown to the crowd. "But I think, from everything I can tell, the notion of taking a quarter-of-a-cent sales tax, and asking those who are in the top one percent to help us out n our time of need, I think that's a proposition that speaks for itself, and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the outcome is even more positive than most of you are probably expecting."

Brown cast one more vote in favor of the tax plan.

The San Francisco Chronicle also reported Brown's support for a proposition on which the Governor has so far kept mum: Proposition 34, California's landmark death penalty repeal.

"I voted yes, of course," he told a reporter, per the Chronicle. The historic proposition has drawn attention from across the nation.

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