Low Turnout Hurts Lefties?
Some are suggesting that. I don't know. As has been brought up here and elsewhere, including this article from today's Times- Standard, we had a relatively heavy turnout on Tuesday. If everyone showed up to vote, would the tables been turned?
No way of saying that for sure, seems to me. Sure, voter registration in Humboldt leans to the Left, but I'm not so sure that would of changed the outcome, in and of itself. As we've seen here, just because someone leans left, doesn't mean they're going to march lock step to the voting booth on issues such as Marina Center.
As an aside, I was surprised to see Richard Salzman say the community was evenly divided on the issue. For some reason I would have expected him to come up with some kind of conspiratorial reason for the close vote totals.