But the state did abide by the results. Then the proposition was challenged in court. The state defended the law and lost and then decided that the smart decision was to not pursue an appeal.
The problem is there never should have been a challenge to the proposition in court. If the voters approve a measure the court shouldn't even be involved because the people have spoken.
That's one of the things that are wrong with the American system. It's all about what the people want in a vote unless someone in the minority wants to whine and complain because they didn't get their way and then go find some technicality or legal reason to involve someone who can overturn the will of the people so they get their way.
I'm not sure direct democracy is really the best way to do things. What was it that Franklin said about two wolves and a lamb?
Let's add another one: Idiocy is allowing a small group of well-armed lambs to tell all the other animals what they'll be eating.