Monday, February 04, 2008

Vote tomorrow!

Unless you've been living under a rock - and receive no mail and no landline photo - you know that tomorrow is Super Tuesday. No, it has nothing to do with football - it's primary day here in California.

If you are voting on the Democrat ballot, the sad news is that your vote isn't likely to count for much, unless Clinton or Obama are ahead by a landslide. Unlikely - current polls have them running neck and neck. The problem is that our district has an even number of delegates, and in a close vote they will be split evenly. Slate explains in more detail.

If you are voting on the Republican ballot, the situation is a little different. The Republican primary is "winner take all by congressional district". The three delegates from our district will only go to one candidate. Current polls give McCain a slight edge over Romney, with Huckabee and Paul trailing far behind.

But it's not just the primaries, of course. There are ballot initiatives to vote on, including a new term limit proposal, and the gaming compacts with the Morongo, Agua Caliente, Pechanga and Sycuan tribes.

I'm not going to tell you how I've voting, or how you should vote, except to say that you should. My feeling is that if you don't vote, you have no right to complain about the government or our representatives. It's not only a right, it's your duty as a citizen.

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Update: Here are the latest delegate counts (they update automatically)

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2 Comments:

Blogger O Pechanga said...

I'm going to recommend to your readers that they vote NO on Propositions 94, which is Pechanga's initiative. The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians have treated many of their tribal members badly. Chairman Mark Macarro asked the people of CA to stand by Pechanga the first time around. What he didn't tell us was that they were planning to terminate 25% of their tribe so that they can steal their per capita money.

Read about it at my blog: http://originalpechanga.blogspot.com

A no vote does not mean an end to Indian Gambling, it just means that the tribes will have to survive on HUNDREDS of millions of dollars a year. Since Pechanga has LESS people in the tribe NOW than when they first got a casino, even members who have lived on the reservation since World War II have been wiped out. Do not reward them with BILLIONS of dollars. Imagine if they were the only tribe to lose. It would send a huge message...

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Yucaipa Real Estate said...

While I agree that the other tribes have engaged in negative politics, it looks to be a boon to my tribe, the Juaneno band of Mission Indians. We may be able to finally unify and get the recognition that we deserve.

5:32 PM  

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