Wednesday, October 8

Recall: Surprise Voter Turnout - LOWER Than '02

After following the news all day yesterday, you'd think there was a stampede of untold billions heading to the polls. So imagine my surprise when I read this:

THE FIELD POLL estimated Tuesday that as many as 10 million California voters, about two-thirds of all those registered, would vote in the election on recalling Democratic Gov. Gray Davis.
But with 7.6 million voters casting ballots, turnout ended up being 49 percent of registered voters which was less than in last year’s election in which Davis beat Republican Bill Simon.
Seems the recall pissed off more voters than they thought it would. Again - when the voting got tough, California stayed home. What a waste. What a shame.