As I predicted, State Issues 2-5 were soundly defeated, though I was wrong about the percentages—instead of losing 40-60, they all received "no" votes between 63-70%. The voters of our fine state showed their wisdom once again. The Secretary of State’s website has complete results. In the county-by-county breakdown, it is worth noting that the issues were defeated even more soundly in Ashland County, most in excess of 80% "no" votes. I love this place.
In other elections news, Cleveland has a new mayor, Democrats maintained their hold on governorships in Virginia and New Jersey, Schwarzenegger’s ballot initiatives failed, and Republican Michael Bloomberg was reelected as mayor of New York.
At least Ohioans showed their good sense. Californians just completely fell of the edge theyve been teetering on all these years. A gun ban in San Fransisco? For the love!
Put "" around "Republican" when you are talking about Michael Bloomberg.
Congrats to Frank Jackson.
The Governator received a sound drubbing! So much for living out his film roles in reality.
I was more happy to see Jane Campbell take a drubbing. Man, she is lame.
One of my Liberal colleagues was moping a bit today. He exchanged "Yes Reform" signs with a student last week in the office. While I have no problem with placing placards on the cubes (we can do that), I do have a problem with such obvious electioneering during "office hours". At least it wasnt in the classroom. Do that in the context of the Socialist Democrats club meeting.
On the bright side, one of my students was elected to what Im sure will be one of his first offices! Way to go, Matt!
Your predictions were right on the money Peter! How do ya do it my friend?