Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Election Day in California
In California it's still Election Day, and I'm waiting to see how Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed measures did. I'm also curious if a bill restricting abortions for minors will pass.
Just like with the recall election two years ago, my absentee ballot for this special election arrived too late for me to get it back to Santa Ana in time to be counted (about forty-two minutes ago). If the abortion proposition passes by one vote, I'm going to be pissed, I tell ya.
I would have voted for the Congressional district redistricting process to go to a bipartisan panel of retired judges. I agree that if legislators handle the redistricting, whether the legislature is Democratic- or Republican-controlled, it will just mean that the districts are going to be drawn in ways that favor the party, not promote fair districting. The Democratic Party of California (of which I am a member) is against this proposition, but with Dems crying foul over hijinks in Texas (the Texas GOP redrawing already established lines after gaining control of the legislature), I think that fairness should be something that is practiced across the board.
What does this have to do with Korea? Not a lot, except that our governor keeps showing up on OCN.
The Gubernator did not do well, which some pundits say means his re-election prospects are a bit dimmer (although this could turn around in the next twelve months). The legislature will still draw the congressional districts (59% against the proposal for a panel of retired judges to do so, 41% in favor) and there will be no waiting period or parental notification in order to have an abortion (53% against, 47% in favor); and teachers will not have to wait longer to get tenure (55% against, 45% in favor).