Jerry Brown has won his third term as California governor, Barbara Boxer maintains her spot in the Senate, the republicans gain control over the House of Representatives, marijuana remains illegal for recreational use, and we’re still waiting on Oakland.
I suppose it’s not surprising that California voters stuck with the democrats in this election, and that most of the rest of the country’s frustration with the democrats in office turned the tables in the House, but I’m blown away by the outcome of Proposition 19.
I’ve seen a lot of jokes about pot heads forgetting to show up to the polls, or about how they will be standing outside their local polling place early this morning, ready to vote, unaware that the fate of their past time has already been decided.
But I really thought the proposition would pass, even without the marijuana users’ vote. I thought the average Californian would believe in the individual right to ingest whatever he or she pleases. I guess not.
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