Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Election Roundup

My voting jurisdiction didn't have an election yesterday, but around the country, it was a mixed day:

On the upside:

  • Virginia and New Jersey have new Republican governors. Best of luck, gentlemen; you're going to need it.

  • Maine voters overturned the legislature's gay marriage law. Gay marriage is now 0 for 31, every state to which it has been put to a popular vote.

On the downside:

  • Hoffman loses in NY-23. On a positive note, he did better than insurgent candidates usually do.

  • Ohio votes for gambling, regulation, and reckless spending. How did such a fine state come to this? The campaign for casino gambling made the claim that Ohio gamblers were losing their money out-of-state. Now they can lose their money to casino companies headquartered in (I assume) New York.

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