Then again, maybe we deserve our reputation…

I’m sure most people are tired of hearing about our recently election. I know I am, for the most part.

The thing is, when you look at the results, you find out something startling (or maybe not so startling) about our County. Here’s the thing: While the state of California voted NO on all of the propositions on our recent ballot, there were quite a few propositions that Orange County voters were fond enough of to cast a YES vote.

That’s right.

Contrary to the rest of the state (as a whole). So, what does this say about Orange County? Is this yet another sign that we are living within “the Orange Curtain”?

What do you think about this?

3 Comments so far

  1. Michael Doss (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 10:52 am

    People here who vote in off-year elections tend to be richer, whiter, and more conservative…hence the results you see. I don’t think we’re the Republican mainstay the press and people play us up to be, but there is definately a concentration of that contingent in the county.

    That said, I think life is Coto, Anaheim Hills and Mission Viejo is radically different from life in Westminster and Stanton. Pop culture references to the county tend to focus on the south, hence the publicized “divide” of the Orange Curtain. But there’s a wide mix here =)

  2. Terry Chen (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 11:38 am

    wow. Look at the margin on prop 75 (union due). 64% to 36%. I figured the abortion one would have had the highest margin.

  3. Mike Randall (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 12:39 pm

    In the Election Night War Room with the Alliance for a Better CA on Tuesday we noticed that the numbers for Orange County Voters were much lower when compared to the turnout for other counties.

    It was almost like the OC voter took the advice of the Governator and stayed home. The Register reported that the turnout was lower then the 2003 special election.

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