Voting by mail proved to be a convenient option for plenty of Californians in last week’s election. But, they’re finding the process has created an unintended consequence, with some races not likely to be determined for several weeks.
With just days before the big election, some college students in Silicon Valley are finding creative ways to influence voters, and Thursday’s Prop 23 “zombie march,” was a case-in-point.
As the candidates sprint towards Election Day, outside groups have spent more than $50 million trying to influence voters in California, and the unlimited independent spending could swing some of the closest races.
There is some concern that laws targeting illegal immigration passed recently in Arizona may keep legal immigrants from voting here in California.
YouTube appeared to be the go-to place for Democratic San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his Republican rival, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. Both campaigns posted videos online this week. Neither video minced words.
Governor Schwarzenegger is in London, visiting Britain’s new prime minister, but he is weighing in on the California governor’s race via Twitter.
Sarah Palin will attend a Republican rally in San Jose Thursday afternoon, and on Friday, former president Bill Clinton begins campaigning in California for a number of Democratic candidates.
Almost 75,000 people in San Francisco signed the initiative petition that put Proposition G on the ballot, which is a sign of dissatisfaction with Muni in general and Muni operators in particular.
The November elections are less than one month away and some voters in Alameda County will see something they’ve never seen before. Voters in Oakland, San Leandro and Berkeley will use ranked-choice voting for the first time on November 2nd.
New campaign finance figures in the California attorney general’s race show Republican Steve Cooley out-raising Democrat Kamala Harris during the past three months.