Thursday, December 29, 2011

California: NYT looks at Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's troubles

Nothing particularly new, but good overview of the mayor's difficulties in the face of the recall.

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  1. When people tell me that recalls are divisive, expensive, distracting I point them to
    http://yubanet.com/california/Secretary-of-State-Bowen-Marks-100th-Anniversary-of-California-Direct-Democracy-Women-39-s-Right-to-Vote.php#.TwQSKvJnSSo

    "Progressives fought for years to put more power in more people's hands and the 1911 election took democracy in a new direction," said Secretary Bowen, California's chief elections officer and custodian of the State Archives. "While the system is far from perfect, voters have been using some very powerful tools to counter their elected representatives for the last century."

    -len raphael
    recallquan.com

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