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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
'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette Granted Parole; Don't Let Gov. Jerry Brown Reverse It! (1 comment) Thursday Jan 18th 9:38 PM
Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales Thursday Jan 18th 9:09 PM
Response to the threats of Northern California ICE Raids (1 comment) Thursday Jan 18th 8:28 PM
Delta Tunnels Hearing at Water Board Delayed Until February 2 Wednesday Jan 17th 5:32 PM
Delta Tunnels Opponents File Motion to Stay California WaterFix Hearing Tuesday Jan 16th 2:05 PM
San Francisco Passes Resolution Against Offshore Drilling, Fracking (1 comment) Wednesday Jan 10th 10:24 AM
Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying Wednesday Jan 10th 10:20 AM
North Coast groups, fishermen slam Trump plan to open offshore drilling in federal waters (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 9th 1:05 PM
Why would honest men spread dishonest information about Pacifica's finances? (1 comment) Friday Jan 5th 11:52 AM
Empire State Realty Trust investors have an interest in feud with the Pacifica Foundation (1 comment) Friday Jan 5th 8:56 AMMore Local News...
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Struggles of Using Legal Recourse as a Path Toward Better Prison Conditions Thursday Jan 18th 10:38 PM
Lawsuit Challenges Development That Could Doom California's Santa Ana Mountain Lions (1 comment) Thursday Jan 11th 7:34 PM
Honor Roll of BDS Organizations Banned by Zionist Israel Sunday Jan 7th 3:14 PM
Kwanzaa: Preserving Pan African Heritage in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" Friday Dec 22nd 4:37 PM
Expanding Participation with the 2017 Ag Census in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" Friday Dec 1st 5:53 PM
Nuclear Shutdown News November 2017 Sunday Nov 26th 4:38 PM
Costco Pies Are Cheap; And Contain Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil Sunday Oct 8th 1:54 PM
Outing the KKK and more fascist David Duke campaign contributors (4 comments) Saturday Oct 7th 12:04 AM
Health & Farmworker Advocates Respond to California’s Interim Mitigations for Chlorpyrifos Wednesday Oct 4th 10:09 AM
Nuclear Shutdown News 8/17 Friday Sep 1st 5:37 PMMore Global News...
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VIDEO: Feinstein for Secretary of State presents proportional representation plan Sunday Jan 14th 1:26 AM
Democrats Defeat Repeal of Costa-Hawkins Anti-Tenant Law Thursday Jan 11th 8:56 PM
The harassment of prisoners who have served their time Sunday Jan 7th 9:53 AM
What DACA is Doing To Families Tuesday Dec 5th 9:15 PM
California Adopts Rules on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Day-Care Centers Tuesday Nov 7th 2:01 PM
Humboldt Redwood Co. security attack blockade in Mattole ancient forest Friday Oct 13th 9:34 AM
UC Gave $600,000 for Hate Speech, Plans Week of More Hate Speech Friday Sep 15th 8:03 AM
2017 African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge Act Modernization Act Tuesday Sep 12th 12:29 PM
PG&E & IBEW trying to kill rooftop solar .. Again. (1 comment) Tuesday Sep 12th 8:43 AM
SEIU 1021 Nato Green Doing Damage Control For SEIU? Opposes Single Payer In CA Wednesday Jul 12th 4:10 PMOpen Newswire...
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