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October 8, 2003
Recall Results

With 94% of all precincts reporting, the results are clear -- Californians spoke clearly for a sea change in state government.

Recall: 54% Yes, 46% No
Part B: Schwarzenegger 48%, Bustamante 33%, McClintock 14%

This means that in a statewide election, where Democrats have a registration lead of at least 10 percentage points, 62% voted Republican and only a third voted for the only major Democratic choice. Granted, Republicans may have been more motivated to go to the polls, but that excuse only flies if the overall turnout was low; instead, it was a record high for a non-presidential election. The state Legislature has to be very, very nervous now. Wait for the elections next year -- we'll see how pissed off the electorate is and will remain.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 8, 2003 5:34 AM

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