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A piece of good news...

I'm happy about this. It makes me hopeful for the world my kids will live in.

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joyliveshere
May. 28th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
That is good news. I thought this quote was interesting:

England [head of some anti-gay group] said plenty of voters calling her group are outraged that the Supreme Court overturned Prop. 22 after it passed with 61 percent of the vote. She also questioned the accuracy of pre-election polls, noting that support for Prop. 22 on election day was much stronger than was shown in polls taken days before the vote.

"People might say one thing to a pollster, but they make their own decision in the voting booth," she said.


It's pretty unlikely people are lying to the pollsters; the haters just managed to get a higher voter turnout in 2000 when Prop 22 won. (BTW, voter turnout was so low in that election that this "huge majority" of 61% they are always ranting about was actually less than 5 million people.)

Anyway it shows that the key to defeating this ballot initiative in November is going to be getting voters to turnout more than it's going to be changing people's minds.
jan_can_too
May. 28th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, of course
Voter turnout is ALWAYS an issue on things that are important to me. However, as the poll numbers continue to climb, I am hopeful that there will be enough of a margin so that voters who agree with me get what we want.

(Back when I was working with college students, one of the women told a poignant story about how her mom just voted for the first time ever because of her urging. This was a bittersweet moment, because her mom voted for Bush as a pro-life candidate. Still, I accept that the more voters we have, the better because then it WILL be about changing people's minds-- the real work!)

I miss you folks, by the way. We NEED to get together to play.
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