…unless you remind us we are not the only culture or we have to think about those struggling to earn a living. Thank you for asking!”
– Humboldt Electorate.
The number’s you won’t likely see – the percentage of registered voters for the victors instead of the percentage of voters. It puts our critical-condition democracy into perspective. Remember of course that the registered voters are only a percentage – we don’t know what – of the total voting age population.
I’ve color coded the winners by the HCDCC endorsements. Notice the only deviations from the HCDCC endorsement list was State-wide Prop 48 and Measure R. On those two ballot choices, Humboldt voters agreed with the Republicans. Percentages are based on the current HumCo tally of registered voters and the 2012 Eureka tally as I could not find the Eureka total online.
I guess there is some solace for a liberal to be living in California in this year when we replaced people like Tom Harkin for Joni Ernst on the national stage. The unalloyed great news is that Natalie Arroyo won an easy victory for Eureka City Council. I guess this demonstrates again that the Eureka electorate is not as curmudgeonly as it sometimes seems. It’s demonstrated this before by electing Linda Atkins 2 times, proving it can and will elect a left of center non-native. Huzzah!
I think Natalie has that special je ne sais quoi that comes along once in a blue moon in politics. She is someone who cares enjoy about her community to run AND she has a background that everyone can find something to appreciate from her National Guard service, to her fronting a band, to her smarts and dedication to service embodied in her work with the RCAA. Congratulations Natalie Arroyo and to Eureka for electing her.
On Prop 1. Both the Republicans and Democrats endorsed this and the HumCo electorate said “no thanks”. Its surprising enough a) to find a Prop endorsed by both Party’s, but then to b) have the electorate reject it? How often does that happen?
6:45 am: KINS just reported Newman won? Is that a thing or are they pushing the scales down a bit to favor their candidate? I’ll add Mitch’s blog on the Humboldt County Election Transparency Project because it seems this election might be close enough to want to double check on our own. Especially if this is only KINS calling this election.
Democracy Counts by Mitch Trachtenberg