Election results

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 11:13 PM | comments: 5

Well, at least for Ohio, I got my new governor and my Senator. Most of the things I voted for are winning.

While Ohioans are voting down the stupid casino amendment, they're approving the non-amendment smoking ban. I'm about as against smoking as possible, but I still think it's up to individual businesses to decide this. But hey, what do you expect from the state that banned gay marriage.

Locally, my school levy, a renewal, looks like it'll pass. Thank God for that, though in the long run they need to figure out how to deal with school funding at the state level.

Interesting to watch the results nationally. Looks like the Democrats will take control of the house, which is no surprise. The Senate looks a lot closer. All things considered, I'm a lot more comfortable with a split power arrangement between the Capitol and the White House. Historically that's what has gone on for decades, and some historians I've seen on TV point to periods of greater stability in these arrangements.

The whole process is pretty fascinating to me still. I look forward to hearing what the overall voter turnout was like. I'm actually looking forward to the presidential race. God knows we need something to look forward to. Greg and I were chatting about how cool it would be to actually have, gasp, two decent candidates to choose from. Wouldn't that be a nice change of pace?


Comments

Alex, November 8, 2006, 5:18 AM #

CT banned smoking in public contained places a while ago and I thank them veryry much for that.

Neuski, November 8, 2006, 5:19 AM #

I can't even imagine that turnout that there would be with two decent candidates.

CPLady, November 8, 2006, 1:00 PM #

Not being an Ohioan, I'm not sure of the exact wording on the smoking ban. Does this mean no smoking at Cedar Point anymore, even in designated areas?

Jeff Young, November 8, 2006, 2:39 PM #

I believe the ban only applies to indoor areas, so nothing would have to change at Cedar Point. I may be wrong, though. What I'm most happy about is that it's now illegal to smoke in overhangs of buildings. As a college student, I hate walking through smoke clouds to get to my classes because people stand two feet outside the door when they smoke.

Jeff, November 8, 2006, 5:29 PM #

Word on the street is that CP is toying with designated smoking areas, since they've had pretty good feedback for same at PKI.


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