Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Election Results: Low Turnout & Partial Victory for My Opinions
It's all inside the document above, ladies and gentlemen. Turnout was really low. Of the over 17.3 million registered voters in the state only 7.4 million cast ballots. That means only 42.9% [4 Nov. update: it's now 44.2%] of registered voters actually voted, and that's before you consider the voters who are eligible to vote but not registered to vote. If that turnout had been higher the results could have been completely transformed.
Democrats won the Governor's office and the Senate seat in California. Nationally, the Republicans took the House and the Democrats held on to the Senate, but by a slimmer margin.
And the initiatives?
No on legalizing marijuana (19) :/
Yes on giving the redistricting commission more power (20) :(
No on the vehicle fee for parks (21) :/
Yes on prohibiting the state from dipping into local funds (22) :(
No on suspending the global warming control law (23) :)
No on raising more revenue from businesses (24) :(
Yes on simple majority to pass budget (25) :)
Yes on 2/3 vote to raise fees (26) :( :( :( (this is going to hurt)
No on eliminating the redistricting commission (27) :/