Some scary stuff

Pub date June 8, 2010
WriterTim Redmond
SectionPolitics Blog

The results on Prop. 14 — the open primaries law — are a bit alarming. This thing’s passing with 60 percent of the vote — and winning every single county that’s reported so far. And Prop. 15, the election-reform law, is losing big. I know that open primaries sound appealing (as long as you don’t stop to think about it), but why would people vote against a law that creates public financing for just one statewide office, at no cost to the taxpayers? I’m also a little disturbed that Prop. 16 is doing so well in Los Angeles. That’s where all of the Yes votes seem to be coming from. Cause for serious concern.