Skip to comments.Fewer Southland Voters Expected To Cast Ballots On Election Day
Posted on 11/06/2012 9:39:36 AM PST by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Voters across Southern California began heading to the polls early on Tuesday ahead of what was expected to be a smaller turnout than previous years.
KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports those who will be casting their ballot will be faced with a slate of high-profile measures.
As many as 3.1 million voters are projected to go to the polls in Los Angeles County alone, while statewide as many has half of all California voters will cast ballots by mail for Tuesdays election, according to the latest Field Poll.
That would mark the first time the number of mail-in ballots overtook the number of precinct ballots in a California general election, the Associated Press reported.
People have busy work schedules, they work further away from home then the locality of their polling place, and they just want to get it done when and where theyre able to, said Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan.
While officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties dont expect any delays from the number of mail-in ballots, the California Secreatary of State has warned of a potential delay in election results.
In addition to the Presidential race, voters were set to decide on a proposed tax hike to fund education, a potential repeal of the death penalty, a measure to label genetically modified food, and proposed mandatory condom use for adult entertainment actors.
KNX 1070′s John Brooks reports one of the more hotly contested races includes the battle between Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman for the San Fernando Valleys newly-created 30th Congressional District.
Reps. Laura Richardson of Long Beach and Janice Hahn of San Pedro are vying for a seat in a new district, while veteran Congressman Henry Waxman faces stiff competition from Bill Bloomfield in the redrawn 33rd District.
Voters in Los Angeles County will also elect the next District Attorney: Chief Deputy D.A. Jackie Lacey and prosecutor Alan Jackson are both hoping to replace outgoing Steve Cooley after 12 years in office.
Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m. Click here to find your local polling place.
Old Browser reported on Anaheim:
11/6/2012 | self
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 9:19:33 AM by oldbrowser
I just voted in Anaheim and it was nearly empty. I walked right up to the table. I was out of there in five minutes and I only saw 3 or 4 voters while I was there. It is a small polling place in a retirement building but in 2008 there was a line of about 20 people. I Voted at 8:30am as I usually do.
Even though this is a “blue” state, the Chick Fil-A crowds were huge on August 1. Here’s hoping they’ll show up to vote.
This is the best news that I have heard this morning. I voted a straight Republican ballot in San Dieog and voted against all tax increases. The boobs who are staying home are the ones who want free stuff from the gubmint. We have a good chance of rejecting Proposition 30. If 30 goes down Jerry Brown and the gubmint thugs will be unhappy.
Voter apathy is probably at an all-time high in Cal. among liberals. I know 3 0bama supporters in Cal. who will NOT be voting. Among conservatives we’ll probably see a record turnout in Cal. Mark my words. Cal. could go Romney.. Okay, maybe a fantasy but watch..
It’s California. What’s the point of voting there anyway?
No matter who is elected, the public trust there becomes the pubic thrust. Even if some initiative or referendum is passed overwhelmingly, the state courts end up overturning it anyway, and if not the state courts, then the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals surely will.
Government by fiat is alive and well in California. Even if California itself is almost expired.
Prop 32 to deny unions from taking lobbying money out of members paychecks, if passed, could set a trend and break the stranglehold the unions have on government.
Just got done voting. They have 2 precincts voting at the same church. Walked right up and voted. 3-4 people there voting.
On a side note, there is literally no 0bama rah-rah going on in my office this cycle. Not saying these people will vote Romney, but they are not all zombie-happy this time around.
“Voter apathy is probably at an all-time high in Cal. among liberals.”
I have posted about the lack of Obozo signs in yards and stickers on cars.
White guilt was dominant in the last election with Obozo signs in many many yards. We have seen one in the square mile area we live in.
My wife went to work this morning and went through close to 4 miles of many neighborhoods. She called back and said there were zero Obozo signs and no stickers. The one polling place she passed in our liberal area, had very few cars parked there.
We dropped off our absentee ballots yesterday. There was one car in front of us and three behind us with two Romney stickers.
A low voter turnout in LA County would be disastrous for the Dems and their positions on the ballot iniatives.
The Dem vote in CA-—like it is in the rest of the country——is very highly concentrated. Cut away LA County and the SF Bay, CA isn’t so blue.
There are a lot of reasons to vote. For one thing, there are several ballot initiatives that call for, among other things, raising taxes, curbing unions, abolishing the death penalty, and changing our auto insurance laws. We also have a chance, albeit small, of unseating US Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a liberal is mounting a spirited challenge to Ed Royce, my representative in the House. There are also races for our local community college board of trustees and for our high school and elementary school boards. Small as it may be, we have an outside chance of winning the state.
And if enough of us vote, we might even win the state for Romney.
Take that Obama!
New Taxes? I spit on them...
Leftist ideology before me, NO!
Governor Brown’s pipe dreams. Up in smoke!
Ahhhhh, I feel so much better.
Exactly. Republicans will crawl over broken glass to vote.
Low turnout, spells a vast improvement for the Conservative cause.
It would crack me up if California came close to going Romney.
In my general area, we need to vote to get rid of Congressman Waxman. In my local area, our state assemblyman race is a clear choice between Huey, a small businessman and pro-lifer, and Muratsatchi, who is in the pocket of NOW, Planned Parenthood and the police and teacher unions. If Muratsatchi wins, the assembly might have a supermajority with which to pass tax increases.
This election is major even if CA doesn’t determine the presidency.
“Voter apathy is probably at an all-time high in Cal. among liberals.”
Everywhere I think, and with good cause. Not all of them are going to kamikaze for their Fauxshevik.
One thing I can absolutely assure you of: Obama will NOT carry CA by 24 points like he did four years ago. No where close to that.
I think that is Prop. 30. It is worded to imply that all the extra money will go to schools.
You need to read the small print to find out that the money can be spent elsewhere.