Guide to the California propositions, 6 November 2012 general election; UPDATE: Results

Ready, set, vote!

There will be 11 separate initiatives on the California ballot on Tuesday, as any California voter who’s been watching TV knows.  Some of the advertising on these initiatives is absurd.  Most of it from both sides of the aisle focuses on a single point – sometimes a misleading one – as if the voters are morons who can’t string more than one thought together.  Herewith, a slightly more in-depth treatment.  (Prop. 30 is the only one that runs long.)

Bonus features:  (a) a printable crib sheet to remind you which way you want to vote on each measure. (b)  Link to the full texts of the propositions at the California Secretary of State website.

Proposition 30.  Better known as “Hand over the cash or we kill the schools,” Continue reading “Guide to the California propositions, 6 November 2012 general election; UPDATE: Results”

Florida redistricting: Jeopardy to Allen West’s – and Tom Rooney’s – seats

RINO watch.

That’s the narrow, antiseptic way to put the matter.  Legal Insurrection and Shark Tank put it differently, suggesting “GOP establishment” complicity in singling West out.

Will Weatherford, Florida state representative and spokesman for the Romney campaign in Florida, confirmed this weekend that the Republican-controlled Florida legislature is about to approve a redistricting proposal that will make it much harder for Allen West to be reelected.  Legal Insurrection points out the obvious: Continue reading “Florida redistricting: Jeopardy to Allen West’s – and Tom Rooney’s – seats”