Musings of a Canadian Slacker

Tuesday, October 07, 2003
The California recall is today. I've been wondering for some time why this election has fascinated people so. (including me) And it just occurred to me today...It is outside the normal way of things in US elections. Most American elections are pretty bland affairs, all things being equal. You have two parties, they run two safe conventional candidates and one or the other wins... The wide-open, almost wild quality of the recall has attracted attention. This is pure Democracy, people. Its been quite a ride.
Whoever wins, democracy is the real winner. And so are the people of California.
Check out the CalBlog for blogs on the vote. And the California Secretary of State has a live site with raw results here.