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Wednesday, 09 November 2005
On the ballot I filled out yesterday for our Special Election, there were only eight items: the eight statewide propositions. (There were no local issues in Oakland.) I gleefully went to my polling place and electronically checked “NO” eight times. It was the most fun I’ve ever had at the ballot box. It felt shockingly good. And I wasn’t doing this just because I think the initiative system is terribly out of control — none of the props were worth supporting. Every single last damn one of them had fatal flaws, even the ones that good folks managed to sneak onto Arnold’s Ballot of Evil.

I awoke this morning to hear on the radio that all eight measures went down in flames. So for the first time in my life, the complete results of an election matched my own votes exactly. How much you wanna bet that never happens again?
posted to /politics at 2:09pm :: 1 response



dad had this to say (11/09/2005 18:46:42):
you should feel good. it hasn't happened to me all that often either. but if the demos in sacramento think they won a victory, they are sadly mistaken. if they think they can go back to business as usual they will be the next victims of the voters' wrath. anybody for some real politics involving addressing the real needs of the state instead of pandering to the special interests?

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