While the Governor whom I once so enthusiastically supported, having given generously to his reelection campaign in 2006 hobnobs in Washingon, D.C. with the president, I did a very un-LA thing and walked, yes, walked the three blocks to my polling place to vote against the ballot measures he strongly supports.
I saw that walk as representative of this day of electoral defiance. I defied the powers that be in our state capital by voting, “No,” on measures 1A-E and defied LA custom by walking a distance greater than two blocks. Some Angelenos even drive to their next door neighbor’s.
At about 2:40 this afternoon (5:40 GayPatriot blog time), I was the 85th voter in my precinct, indeed, I was the only voter at my polling place during the time I was there. Low turnout in my precinct is a good sign, given how far left my neighbors lean. Let’s just hope it’s a little higher in the “redder” regions of the state.