Reminds me of when Proposition 187, a ballot initiative calling for restrictions on illegal aliens got on the ballot in 1994. As Election Day approached, protesters waving Mexican flags appeared everywhere. The Mexican flags rubbed a lot of Americans the wrong way. They stimulated my parents, hard-core liberal Democrats, to vote for the measure, which passed easily.
Unfortunately, the measure was overturned by a court and California's governor Gray "Gumby" Davis refused to appeal the ruling.