Thursday, April 05, 2007
The Advisory Vote Results: Not That Bad, Really
Well, I think the advisory vote has been opined about enough really at virtually every Alaskan blog to which I link. Go read them! But for my two cents, I must add that it wasn't a large margin, certainly not a 2/3 to 1/3 kind of thing, which was what Coghill and Co. were looking for to push their crap proposed amendment through the Lege.
And how can you claim any kind of mandate or to know what the voters of Alaska want with a 14 percent turn out? [Correction @ 4 p.m.: 23 percent.]
As others have pointed out, it was cool how many of the outlying regions that were primarily Yupik, Inupiaq and Aleut voted against it. So that 'old time' Alaska ethic of 'live and let live' still exists1, Flic.
Just not on the Kenai Peninsula or in the Mat-Su.
1As it does out in my neck of the woods, the Goldstream Valley.