The Tea Party spirit kicked some butt in California.  Ballot Defeat Leaves Calif. In Deeper Budget Hole

An angry electorate soundly defeated a slate of special election budget measures Tuesday, a decision that left Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers holding virtually nothing but a scalpel to deal with California’s $21.3 billion shortfall.

No firm numbers in this article, but,

Most of the measures were losing by wide margins, with at least 60 percent of voters rejecting them, according to partial returns.

Voters approved just one of the six propositions, a measure prohibiting pay raises for lawmakers and other state elected officials during deficit years.

I’m glad to see Californians had their priorities straight.

The majority of registered voters didn’t bother to vote at all.

Partial results from nearly 70 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday showed only 19 percent of voters had cast a ballot, according to the secretary of state’s office.

That number is expected to rise over the next month as provisional and vote-by-mail ballots that were returned on Election Day are counted.

Really?  The majority don’t care that their state is going down the tubes?  I don’t have any confidence in that figure.

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