How Stupid are California Voters?

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Well, they’re stupid enough to deserve the government they get, and we hope they enjoy the coming bankruptcy of their major cities and their state pension funds.  If you’re a state employee, you should consider setting up your own retirement account.

Today’s latest episode doesn’t really focus on the disaster that is California’s government and pension mess, but it’s certainly an indicator of just why the state (and the nation) is in such a mess.

State Senator Leland Yee, a long time and very outspoken advocate for gun registration and confiscation was a candidate for Secretary of State.  If you missed it, earlier this year he was indicted for arms trafficking and public corruption.  Senator Lee is a high ranking Democrat.

In a stunning criminal complaint, State Sen. Leland Yee has been charged with conspiring to traffic in firearms and public corruption as part of a major FBI operation spanning the Bay Area, casting yet another cloud of corruption over the Democratic establishment in the Legislature and torpedoing Yee’s aspirations for statewide office.

The indictment was handed down in March, and he was arrested and posted bail.  That’s not even the interesting part of the story.  This is

Gun control advocate and State Senator Leland Yee, indicted for arms trafficking and public corruption in March, received the vote of 323,858 California voters as of Saturday afternoon. Yee was running for the office of California Secretary of State until dropping out in the wake of the criminal charges against him.

Yee sits in third out of eight candidates in the Secretary of State race, having garnered 9.6% of the total votes cast. And with over 926,000 ballots left to count according to the Secretary of State’s website, total votes recorded for Yee continued to rise.

Yee is in third place even though his arrest was a major news event in California for weeks.

California is loaded with cave dwellers who vote.  In fairness to residents of the Pyrite State, they also voted en masse for Barack Obama, so maybe their votes for Senator Yee aren’t looking so bad.

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