Saturday, October 08, 2016

Newspapers Endorse Prop 64

A number of newspapers have come out supporting Prop 64- the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. This page lists a bunch of them- 10 including the Long Beach Press- Telegram. The Orange County Register being on the list comes as no surprise. Its endorsement reads much like the Long Beach paper's.

I'm not sure how much newspaper endorsements help or hinder candidates or ballot initiatives- I know of some people who vote the opposite of newspaper endorsements, depending on which paper. If they help, these endorsements may be a sign that Prop 64 will pass.


At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newspaper and other types of endorsements have no measurable effect on election outcomes. Per the science, we know this to be true. It doesn't stop every campaign from seeking and touting endorsements though.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Maybe not, but I believe most people get all their knowledge of elections from print and TV media, up to including who to vote for. I suspect shose type of people might well take newspaper endorsements seriously, but I have no way of knowing for sure.


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