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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
Mother of Cyprus Speaks Out on Using Cannabis to Treat Epilepsy (1 comment) Wednesday Apr 26th 11:50 PM
Manifesto of the Clandestine Commando Tuesday Apr 25th 2:05 PM
California Farm Equity Act (AB1348) Takes a Major First Step in the Legislative Process Tuesday Apr 25th 1:04 PM
The African Founding Father of California, a "Hidden Figure" to be discovered Tuesday Apr 25th 7:31 AM
Groups Submit Comments to BLM's Request for Public Review of Oil and Gas Leasing and Development on Federal Lands Monday Apr 24th 3:58 PM
How Berkeley Cops Helped Alt-Right Trolls with No Permit Stage Their Rally (2 comments) Thursday Apr 20th 10:29 PM
If Ann Coulter Still Goes to Berkeley After Being Canned, Fascist Nathan Damingo Vows to Be There (9 comments) Wednesday Apr 19th 7:33 PM
Louise Rosealma on Berkeley and It’s Implications (3 comments) Tuesday Apr 18th 5:39 PM
Mace, Gas, and Blood: A Report Back from Berkeley Tuesday Apr 18th 2:38 PM
The Struggle To Defend Public Education, Privatization, Union Democracy & Education Workers (3 comments) Monday Apr 17th 8:14 AMMore Local News...
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San Diego "strike force" still heading to Korea Wednesday Apr 26th 8:01 PM
San Diego warships leading charge against North Korea Saturday Apr 15th 4:26 PM
Lawsuit Targets Trump's Border Wall, Enforcement Program Wednesday Apr 12th 2:13 PM
Governor Brown’s “Resistance” Fails to Protect California Communities Saturday Apr 8th 5:09 PM
Nuke Shutdown News March 2017 Saturday Apr 1st 4:25 PM
San Quintín Farmworkers Take Demands to Mexico City Monday Mar 27th 2:14 PM
Jornaleros de San Quintín llevan demandas a la Ciudad de México Monday Mar 27th 2:10 PM
Into the Fire: A Report Back from the Huntington Beach Antifascist Clash With Trump Rally Monday Mar 27th 11:02 AM
Charter Schools: A Cancer Destroying Our Public School System Monday Mar 27th 8:16 AM
It is Time to Celebrate California African American History, Culture and Institutions Saturday Mar 18th 9:32 PMMore Global News...
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California won its first major battle over `sanctuary cities' Wednesday Apr 26th 5:42 PM
California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle Thursday Apr 6th 11:10 AM
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 PMOpen Newswire...
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