Much has been said about the defeat of Proposition 32 in California. Much of that has focused on the GOTV operation of the labor unions, the Democrats and the Obama campaign. Not sure the difference between the but they trulydid a stupendous job. It was do or die and they did it.
The Proposition 32 campaign lost the election over year ago when a decision was made not the place a referendum on the ballot challenging Governor Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 202. SB 202 moved all initiatives to November ballot. As a side note it broke a previous budget deal with Republican squishes and moved a “rainy day” fund measure to 2014.
Clearly, if you look at the results of the June primary it was a much more conservative electorate.
Had the referendum qualified In June we would have voted on Proposition 32 language, of course a different number.The better turnout model would have arguably given the Proposition 32 folks had … Read More