September 14, 2003
Our overburdened state constitution is now 22 amendments longer, which sadly means that the evil Prop 12 also passed, though by a narrower margin and in heavier voting than what was originally expected. I look forward to better access to health care for all Texans and lower insurance rates in the near future. That is what this amendment was about, right?
Proof that Alabama isn't the only state where voters can be convinced to vote against their own economic self-interest:
The measure lost in Harris and Dallas counties, but won in South Texas, where doctors last year closed their offices for a day to protest high insurance rates.
We all know how interested Governor Perry is in the plight of South Texas residents. I'm sure he'll do everything in his power to help them out now.
UPDATE: Byron has an excellent analysis of the Prop 12 vote.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 14, 2003 to Show Business for Ugly People
Well, that makes it official: Texas truly, officially sucks. Get out now while you have the chance.
Greg Greene, former Alabama resident ;)
A true conservative would have voted against 12, and our family did. I'm saddened that it passed, too. Our local election judge told me that I could either vote FOR the Dr's, or FOR the Attorneys (with a menacing look) when he said Attorneys.
A true conservative would have voted against 12, and our family did. I'm saddened that it passed, too. Our local election judge told me that I could either vote FOR the Dr's, or FOR the Attorneys (with a menacing look when he said Attorneys.)
Jim did a full county-by-county analysis of the Prop 12 returns as compared to the DPI/RPI of the Cornyn/Kirk race in 2002. It's here.
One of the disadvantages of this being a "special" election was that there were fewer election watchers, so no one was there to report this official misconduct. I wonder if the TX Secretary of State takes complaints...