Who won and lost yeterday’s election is far less a concern for me than the final tally of voters who braved the mild temps and oh-so-uncrowded polls, or who mailed in their ballots. According to the city’s election results webpage, out of 1,474,186 registered voters in the city of Los Angeles only 384,489 or 26% had their say. The total drops to 22% when factoring in L.A. Unified School District and L.A. Community College District votes that came from beyond the city’s limits.
This whole “government of, by, and for the people” thing? Some say it’s way over-rated and outdated ó especially the “by the people” part. But I’m not complaining. Because for three of you apathetoids out there that opted out of the process, I got to make your decisions for you.