Skip to comments.Official Election Day 2005 Watch [Live Thread]
Posted on 11/07/2005 11:46:41 PM PST by BillyBoy
My Fellow FReepers,
As it now past midnight (well at least for those of us in Central Standard Time) and I did a general search and couldn't find a single thread dedicated to election 2005, I have taken the liberty of creating one.
THIS is the place to post all your updates and discussions on '05 races around the country. From the Boston Mayoral Race to the fight for Virginia Attorney General, keep the adrenaline flowing here.
Will the GOP make a midterm gubernatorial comeback after suffering through the 2001 "mistakes" of McGreeley and Mark Warner? Will Ahnuld, the CA Dummycrats, or independent minded conservatives emerge triumph in California's latest (but not greatest!) "special election"? Will the liberal incumbent crush his equally liberal challenger in New York? And do conservatives even care?
Let's get the discussion rolling folks. You heard it here first!
(Disclaimer: Please vote your conscious)
ANNUAL TAXPAYER FUNDED SPECIAL ELECTION
Waiting Period & Parental Notification prior to termination of a minors pregnancy
PROPOSITION 74 --
Public School Teacher Waiting Period for Permnant Dismissal Status
PROPOSITION 75 --
Union Dues: Restrictions requiring employee consent requirement for political contributions
PROPOSITION 76 --
State & school funding limits to give the Gov more power to borrow in the event of a crisis
PROPOSITION 77 --
Political Redistricting in the hands of retired federal judges Constitutional Amendment
VOTE HELL NO!
PROPOSITION 78 --
Discount on prescription drugs initiative statue
PROPOSITION 79 --
Another discount on prescription drugs in negotiated rebates initative statute
PROPOSITION 80 --
State bueracracy electric services provider regulation initative statute
GOVERNOR: Jerry Kilgore (R) - Ex-Attorney General & Ex-State Public Safety Secretary
LT. GOVERNOR: Bill Bolling (R) - State Sen., Ex-Hanover County Supervisor & Businessman
ATTORNEY GENERAL: Bob McDonnell (R) - State Del., Attorney & Army Veteran
GOVERNOR: Doug Forrester (R) - Ex-West Windsor Mayor, Businessman & '02 US Senate Nominee
NYC CITY MAYOR: Tom Ognibene (C) - Ex-NYC Councilman, Attorney, GOP Activist & Army Veteran
It's mighty nice to see an out of stater who sees thru the gimmickry Californian politicians love to indulge themselves in as they make voters do the work the politicians were elected to do.
See ya tomorrow night.
Hope for a good day in California, if not great day (unfortunately, I'm sure a few of these propositions will fail no matter who will turn out. But I do hope for quite a few to pass).
TEXAS: Proposition 2 defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman only.
Ohio NO on Issues 1,2,3,4,5
This one is the big one.
< Jerry Kilgore for Virginia Governor! >
Yup. This is the big one...and then NJ.
I'm off to vote!
YES on 73, 74, 75, 76, 77. NO on 78, 79, 80.
I voted at 6:05AM in Virginia this morning. I estimate that I was the 50th person to vote - I'd call it "steady". My area's heavily GOP.
It's been raining on and off in the San Francisco Bay Area right now.
Hopefully it will keep up throughout the day.
Pulled the lever for Doug this morning while holding the barf bag. "Go Doug!"
Thanks for encouragement. We have to win Virginia today.
I read the details of Prop 77, and I'll be honest - it sounds terrible. Can you provide a link so I can read what McClintock's views on it are and why he recommends a YES vote?
My husband says it sounds like a drinking game! LOL
I found this web site for Texas vote totals.
Although it has no numbers yet maybe they will start to show up later. I voted early last week, it took 6 minutes.
1. Judicial Council (an administrative body of the court system) collects list of retired judges willing to serve on a panel. The judges must not have:
2. Judicial Council randomly selects a pool of 24 judges from the list of volunteers. The two larges political parties must have equal representation.
3. The four legislative leaders (two each from the majority and minority parties) nominate a total of 12 judges from the pool. The leaders each nominate 3 judges with party affiliations different than their own. Each leader is then able to eliminate one of the nominated judges.
4. From the nominates judges remaining on the list, three judges are selected at random to serve as the panel. Each of the two largest political parties must have at least one representative.
5. The selected judges pledge, in writing, to not run for offices affected by the districts they draw or accept public jobs (other than judicial or teaching) for the next 5 years.
This measure amends the California Constitution (without a vote by the people) to change the redistricting process. If voters reject redistricting plane, process repeats, but officials elected under rejected plan serve full terms.
GO DOUG GO!
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