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The news from California
This whole Recall Election mess:
The estimated 2000 Population of California: 33,871,648
For the Nov. 5, 2002 Election, which elected Gray Davis governor:
Number of people that actually cast votes: 7,738,821
Votes for Governor (top two and no vote): Votes Percent Gray Davis, DEM 3,533,490 47.30% Bill Simon, REP 3,169,801 42.40% Votes Not Cast 262,470 3.39%
Gray Davis was elected by:
State law requires 897,158 valid signatures to place a recall initiative on the statewide ballot.
These signatures must come from the people that actually voted in the election.
In all fairness, all signatures collected MUST BE in the list of people who actually voted in that election.
To recall Gray davis in October, the following thing must happen:
THEN, out of OVER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE candidates, each voter chooses ONE OF THEM.
Whoever gets the most votes, wins. Thats it. They don't need 50%, or 40%, or even 10%.
With a semi-even dispersal of votes, the next Governor of California could be picked by less than 1% of the registered voters of California that BOTHER TO SHOW UP AND VOTE.
I found this data searching Google for "2002 California Election Statistics." This took a total of two seconds.
THE SECOND LINK was "CA Secretary of State - Statement of Vote - 2002 General Election" http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/sov/2002_general/contents.htm
I then followed the links: Registration and Participation http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/sov/2002_general/reg.pdf
Vote Summaries http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/sov/2002_general/sum.pdf
You can do with the numbers what you wish, but they ain't fuckig pretty.
They DO however, go to show the importance of each and every vote. Get your ass out there and vote, you assholes.
Not voting for of some stupid reason? (All reasons to not vote are stupid, end of discussion.)
Laci Petersen is still dead.
So is her kid.
This WASN'T news for a while, because
decided to take two weeks to announce his run to
Apparently, today the defense flew in some nationally known forensic experts to poke around in her remains and try to find somehting to support the satanic cult defense (or something.)
It's all really stupid at this point. How many times can you show the file footage of a sad little bodybag on the beach with a fast cut to a pic of big ol' pregnant Laci?
Get to my report of the little electronic thingie that may (or may not) allow me to understand what my pet is saying.
Kobe Bryant may miss some or all of Basketball Season because he nailed a broad who couldn't keep her mouth shut.
This, too, distracted most people from their false concern from Laci Petersen (last I checked, she was dead the whole time) as to be a part of the "Poor Laci" love-in.
Nutella tried to pull all of the jars of its product with Kobe's face on it, but we found one the other day and bought it.
Because I like Nutella and peanut butter sandwiches, asshole. I couldn't care less about where Kobe puts his schlong, unless it's too close to me.
There was a FlashMob in Dolores Park on the 9th.
I went. It was fun.
I still need a motherfucking job.
11 Aug 03
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