How many are paying attention when voting?
February 6, 2008 1:19am CST
A wonderful opportunity happened here - a proposition was created to protect transportation taxes, to be sure that the revenue will be used for transportation ONLY, Proposition 91. What had happened was that in a previous election there was a Measure 1A that corrected the problem, and so for this Proposition they were asking everyone to vote "No" - even the backers of the initiative were saying, "OK, folks, it's all taken care of - Please vote "No" on Proposition 91. Right now, there are only 21.1% of the precincts reporting. Would you like to guess how many, so far, voted "Yes?" - 976,432. It is making me wonder how many others do not pay attention to the documents we receive with all the information about the issues that are before us. Just how many voters don't take these things seriously? What is worse, a citizen who has the right to vote not to vote, or a citizen who just votes without seriously regarding the issues at hand?