Another Lousy Election
Not that it would of made that much difference if any of the reform propositions actually won. Some are saying the results of the election are a repudiation of the Governor in some way, shape or form. Well, maybe. I suspect, more than anything else, it was people being opposed to the special election in the first place and thus voting NO on everything. If it was an indication of some lefty uprising then the two inititatives backed by the Left wouldn't have fared so poorly. For the most part, people just went and voted NO on everything chosing to bite off their nose to spite their face.
I guess I predicted the results of the Harbor Commissioner race backwards. I figured Hunter would be the one to take the fall but, instead, the other incumbent lost. I guess, if I really thought about it, that would make more sense since this district would be less inclined than the other to elect a Lefty. Not saying a Lefty couldn't win in this district, just that it would be less likely.
On the bright side, locally, libertarian candidates won two out of the three races that I know libertarians were running in. One school board candidate won and one lost. Will Wennerholm retains his seat on the Mckinleyville Community Services District which is great. What I don't understand is how that Dunk character could come in first in that race? Looks like Mckinleyville might be working its way toward becoming an Arcata clone. Let's hope not.
Also of interest around the state was Sonoma County squashing the anti- Genetically Modified Oganism proposal. I figured it might be close but felt it might just win with the lefty paranoia makeup of the Bay Area and surrounding area mentality.
On the down side, San Franciscans, in their infinite idiocy, voted to ban possession and sale of handguns and handgun ammunition within city limits. San Francisco now joins Chicago and Washington D.C. in having the only such bans. It will serve San Francisco right if they end up with the same homicide rate as Chicago and D.C. after this ban takes effect. Hopefully it will get thrown out in court, though, for the sake of the people that own handguns and believe in self defense that live in San Francisco.
As interesting as it can be, I hate Election Day and its aftermath.