Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Seems my endorsement of No on 94 through 97 was as ineffectual as the presidential endorsements of the National Review, Hugh Hewitt and Special Ed.

(02-05) 23:35 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- As vote totals slowly trickled in Tuesday night, the tallies were favoring ballot measures that would allow four Southern California Indian tribes to more than double the number of slot machines they operate in exchange for millions of dollars of new payments to the state.

Propositions 94, 95, 96 and 97 - which would uphold gambling compacts negotiated by the governor and approved last year by the Legislature - were winning 57 percent of the vote, with about a quarter of the state's precincts reporting.

Of course, Willard got his ass kicked by a much larger margin, and by opponents he probably outspent 20 to 1.

Update: 20 to 1 was just a guess, but turns out to be just about right.

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