Tuesday, November 08, 2005

California moving a little right?

I'm shocked tonight to see the ballot measures coming in as close as they are. Understand, those of you not in OC or environs, that the union opposition to these measures has been funded for the tune of $110,000,000 and has been relentlessly anti-Schwarzenegger for almost six months now.

And yet with 50% of precincts reporting, the Union Dues protection act is winning by 4.5 points and the Teacher Tenure measure is too close to call. This is astounding as the polls for the past few months have shown "No" winning by double digits.

Even more remarkable is the Parental Notification measure winning by a slight margin. California is supposed to be one of the most liberal states in the US and yet a parental notification measure has a chance of winning? What's really interesting is the map of the state and how this one represents the divide between No. Cal and So. Cal (with the obnoxious exception of LA County).

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