Pete Rates the Propositions
Sensible opinions on the California ballot propositions      since 1980      by Pete Stahl

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Prop. 14 - NO
Prop. 15 - YES
Prop. 16 - YES
Prop. 17 - YES
Prop. 18 - YES
Prop. 19 - NO
Prop. 20 - NO
Prop. 21 - YES
Prop. 22 - NO
Prop. 23 - NO
Prop. 24 - YES
Prop. 25 - YES
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The Big Ballot

Pete StahlGreetings, voters!

November's election will be huge, with a lengthy ballot to match. Of course there's the presidential election. But that's just the tip of the iceberg for California voters. We will also see contests for Congress, state legislature, many city councils and school boards, and local ballot measures.

And there will be a dozen statewide propositions, on topics as varied as property taxes, affirmative action, rent control, gig worker classification, and criminal justice.

As I have since 1980, I've published my ratings of the California propositions. Please take a look and share with your friends. You may agree or disagree, but you'll come away better informed.

Happy voting,
Pete Stahl

p.s.: I am no longer using Facebook to promote this site. I cannot reconcile my commitment to level-headed, factual analysis with Facebook’s corrosive behavior in politics.

You can read about this behavior elsewhere; in brief, Facebook traps users in polarized bubbles, pushes discourse to the extremes, distributes misinformation and propaganda, and is the primary platform for foreign interference in U.S. elections. I cannot, in good conscience, participate in a medium that behaves so destructively and irresponsibly.

I wish you all the best this year. Wear your masks. And happy voting!

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