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Mon Nov 7 2016 (Updated 11/16/16)Long National Nightmare of the 2016 Election Is Almost Over
Mon Nov 7 2016 (Updated 11/16/16)On the Ballot: President, Congress, 17 State Propositions, Local Measures & Officeholders
UPDATE: ...And a new four-year nightmare is about to begin. Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. For coverage of the first anti-Trump protests across Northern California, see We've Got a Bigger Problem Now.
Considering the campaign for president currently lasts nearly two years, made worse by the two major political parties selecting nominees with the highest unfavorable ratings ever for presidential candidates, most of the country is ready for the election to be over already. Of course, the two-party partisan rancor will be anything but over no matter who wins or loses. And the fascists and racists Trump has riled up won't be going anywhere.
In California, there are an astounding 17 state propositions on the ballot this time around, everything from legalizing cannabis to extending taxes on the rich, from lowering prescription drug prices to competing measures regarding the death penalty. Additionally, Californians will be voting for a US Senator to replace Barbara Boxer (Will Dianne Feinstein ever retire?) and dozens of members of the House of Representatives, as well as over one hundred state Assembly and Senate members.
Locally in six Bay Area cities, new renter protections are on the ballot. Oakland will vote on a charter amendment for a new Police Oversight Commission. Hundreds of local politicians are up for a vote and a wide variety of measures will be decided.
Millions of principled anarchists and others choose not to vote at all, believing elections are a meaningless charade in our capitalist system, or that — to borrow a turn of phrase from Cleve Jones in the movie Milk — elections are a fucking bourgeois affectation. For the roughly 70% of eligible voters who do vote in California in presidential years, or those who are simply interested in issues surrounding the election, this is Indybay's round-up of related coverage.
While Indybay has not received comprehensive reports on everything and everyone up for a vote in every Northern California district on Tuesday, November 8, those who've chosen to publish their reports and recommendations have covered a variety of the issues at stake. Without further ado, here's what they have to say.
Check the newswire on Indybay's Government & Elections News page for the very latest, as well as responses to election results.
The FBI intervenes in the 2016 election | My Answer to the Question--Why on Earth Would Anyone Vote for Bernie? | OpDeny270 is a Strategic Plan, to Write In Bernie Sanders, and Force a 12th Amendment Vote | The 2016 elections and the dead-end of “lesser evil” politics | Is the US election rigged?
Voting Recommendations on Stir it Up radio show | Abolish Death Penalty (Yes on 62 & No on 66); Legalize Marijuana (Yes Prop 64) | WSPA tops lobbyist spending with $16.6 million this session | Proposition 57: A Vote For Justice | The marijuana election is days away!
Special investigator to probe anti-rent-control petition complaints in Santa Rosa
Richmond Mayor accepted CAA contributions before he voted no on eviction moratorium | Richmond Mayor & two council members block emergency eviction and rent increase moratorium
West Oakland: Do Not Vote for Oakland's Most Corrupt Councilmember, Lynette Gibson McElhaney | Oakland's Police Commission is needed as a step to reform | Oakland City Council Cmte to Consider Censure of Council President Thursday | Passionate Challenger Shakes Established Incumbent in West Oakland City Council Race | Alameda County Green Party voter guide
Developers And Lobbyists Double Down For SF Supervisor Candidate Hillary Ronen | San Francisco Green Party voter guide
Post-Election Rally: We the People Demand Action!
Invisible Still? | Statement of Steve Pleich Campaign | Benefit Concert for a Brand New Council | Time for Serious Consideration of Rent Control Ordinance | Drew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council Fund raising event | Drew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council 8-18-2016 | Drew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council 2016
Ban Fracking: Yes on Z
Green Party voter guides
Alameda County | San Francisco
Recent Election-Related Calendar Events:
Tim Redmond: The November Elections & Future of San Francisco | Jill Stein for President: Final Bay Area Campaign Rally | Jill Stein for President Campaign Rally | Open Discussion of the 2016 Elections | Forum/Foro: Trump is Poison, but is Clinton the Antidote? | The AfterBern: What comes next after the Sanders campaign? | Lies, Bribes, and Elections | The Real Presidential Debate | Elections 2016: Racist Bigots and Imperialist War Hawks | Speak Out Against the Proposed Camping/Loitering Ordinance at Salinas City Council Meeting
Related Features: Fight Over Skyrocketing Bay Area Rents to Hit the Ballot Box | D is for Dilemma in Santa Cruz County | Big Money Candidates Raise Twice that of Progressives in SC City Council Race | "Bye Libby" Campaign Collecting Signatures for Special Election to Remove Oakland Mayor | San Francisco March/Rally In Solidarity with DNC Protests | Call Goes Out to Let Oaklanders Vote on a Strong Police Accountability Measure | California Almost Mattered This Time, Sort Of: On Primary Eve, Trump Already Republican Nominee & Corporate Media Calls Democratic Race | Richmond Activists Wrap Up Renter Protection Signature Gathering Campaign | Trump Forced to Sneak Through Fence to Reach California GOP Convention in Burlingame | Oakland Justice Coalition Pushing for Radical Change at the Ballot Box
Miguel Masso Strikes Again (3 comments) Sunday Mar 26th 7:02 PM
California School Districts Support Santa Clara County’s Challenge To Trump Executive Orders On Immigration Thursday Mar 23rd 2:44 PM
Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers Tuesday Mar 21st 5:15 PM
Berkeley: Violent Trump Supporters Are Merging with the Alt-Right (5 comments) Friday Mar 17th 5:06 PM
California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools Friday Mar 17th 4:54 PM
Federal Plan Could Auction Off 700,000 Acres in California to Oil Industry (1 comment) Wednesday Mar 15th 1:02 PM
Californians Sue in Challenge to Latest Muslim Ban Tuesday Mar 14th 2:58 PM
Fracking Foes to Target Hollister Hearing on Leasing Public Lands to Oil Industry Tuesday Mar 14th 2:29 PM
High School Student Asks Questions for Paper Against Racism Sunday Mar 12th 5:32 PM
Trump’s proposed budget cuts to HUD by the numbers in California Sunday Mar 12th 1:00 AMMore Local News...
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It is Time to Celebrate California African American History, Culture and Institutions Saturday Mar 18th 9:32 PM
Californians Not “Roundup-Ready”: Citizens Triumph over Monsanto in Cancer-Causing Pesticide Listing Thursday Mar 16th 2:07 PM
San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors Denies Phillips 66's Oil Trains Project Tuesday Mar 14th 2:49 PM
Court Clears California to Require Cancer Warning on Roundup Monday Mar 13th 4:56 PM
Black Culture is About Achievement, It’s About Greatness, and it’s About Excellence Sunday Mar 12th 7:35 PM
HUD Secretary Ben Carson leads subsidized renters & union employees into uncertain future Friday Mar 3rd 1:57 AM
Landmark Report: Hundreds of Native Bee Species Sliding Toward Extinction Wednesday Mar 1st 5:25 PM
Trump Administration's Plan to Use 100,000 National Guard Troops as Deportation Force Saturday Feb 18th 12:22 AM
For Immediate Release: Scholars' Response to Travel Ban Sunday Feb 5th 6:36 PM
100 Days of Resistance Sunday Jan 29th 11:41 PMMore Global News...
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Californians Against Fracking Responds to EPA’s Methane Regulation Announcement Friday Mar 17th 6:01 PM
California Announces Revised Proposed Rules on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools Thursday Mar 16th 10:11 AM
2017 Black Minds Matter ~ the question is to whom... and why... Thursday Mar 9th 8:59 PM
Chilao School offers free space for Arts, Culture and Environmental Workshops Wednesday Mar 1st 9:14 AM
Art of War : Executive Order Saturday Feb 18th 11:06 PM
JBLM Force Protection Division Message to the American People "Go F*ck Yourself" Saturday Jan 21st 8:14 AM
UAW2865 UCB Workers Discuss J20 Mass Walk-Out and Trump Government Friday Jan 20th 11:19 AM
Value Human Life Bill (1 comment) Monday Jan 16th 10:15 PM
5-4-3-2-1-Revolution (1 comment) Friday Jan 13th 1:03 AM
KPFK Sonali Kolhatkar "Uprising"Does Damage Control For Corporatist/Privatizer SEIU Stern (1 comment) Thursday Jan 12th 1:41 PMOpen Newswire...
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