04 November 2014
Okay, That's Done
I just came from the local precinct, and there was a fairly steady stream of voters going in and out. That's encouraging, especially in an off-year election.
There are a few hot-button issues which have local interest up, and that's a good thing.
Let's see ... there's U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Representative, Governor/Lite Governor, a measure to legalize pot, one to raise the minimum wage apart from market consideration, one to require that the State Legislature must approve or deny any mining operation which could potentially endanger the headwaters of spawning grounds ...
Oh yes, and a spate of State Supreme Court/District Court/Appeals Court judges.
Then there's the municipal vote on whether to continue prohibiting Muni employee labor unions from having too much power, thereby tying the city up in negotiations forever and a day. (Yes, that's probably an over-simplification, and I'm sure there will be local readers who take issue with my characterization of it.)
But the VERY BEST THING OF ALL is that there won't be any more political ads for a few days.
At least, not until the 2016 Presidential campaigns begin in 3 ... 2 ...