Tuesday, October 11, 2011

California's recall hits 100

This week marks the 100th Anniversary of the the vote to enact the Recall (and Initiative and Referendum). May I suggest perusing the LA Times critical coverage of direct democracy, which they called "freak legislation" and "mobocracy." Worth noting that Women's sufferage was first thought to have gone down in defeat that day, but prevailed by 2%. The recall actually did very well -- I believe it came in second among the many different ballot propositions (ahead of the Initiative).

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