RECALL VOTE DEFEATED
Auburn Democrats wrote postcards, sent text messages, made phone calls, knocked on doors and proudly lifted our banner for all to see. Our efforts were mirrored throughout the state, and an election that had for a time seemed too close for comfort became a glorious landslide for liberalism, common sense, and good government. For a dream-like moment I savored the grandiose notion that we lucky few, outnumbered in Placer County but strong within Auburn’s city walls, could boast of our victory to future generations.
So soon the Recall seems like old history. But before we move to new challenges, let’s look at the final numbers. Auburn, alone of all the cities in Placer County, voted No on the Recall, 51.12% to 48.88%. Here are the numbers for other cities:
City No Votes Yes Votes
Auburn 51% 49%
Roseville 47% 53%
Rocklin 44% 56%
Lincoln 42% 58%
Colfax 41% 59%
66% of Placer County’s registered voters actually voted in the election.
Placer County Will Eventually Turn Blue
Here’s the bad news: Registered Republican voters in Placer County currently outnumber Democrats 112,905 to 86,425.
Here’s the good news: Since April 2018, the number of Placer County registered Democrats has increased by a robust 37% compared to a sickly 17% increase in Republican registrations.
At that rate of increase, Placer County Democrats will outnumber Republicans in less that 4 years.
Here are the raw numbers:
Recent Trends and Registered Voter Counts in Placer County
|Peace & Freedom||443||482||548||682|
|No Party Preference||48,914||58,501||52,583||56,626|
Californian Guaranteed Health Care Act, or CalCare for short
One thing that we can all agree on is that the American health care system (if “system” is not an overstatement) is too expensive and is unaffordable to many Americans, and too often denies coverage even to those who are insured. The Affordable Care Act was a start, but we can do much better. Assembly Bill 1400, now pending in the California legislature is an interesting proposal to adopt a single-payer health care system in California. Scott Johnson, a long time AADC member and a tireless crusader for liberal causes has urged that the AADC endorse Assembly Bill 1400, following the lead of the Placer County Democratic Central Committee. To prepare for a vote on whether to endorse AB 1400, we will hear from proponents of the bill at our October 7 membership meeting. Don’t miss a chance to learn about this important pending legislation.
Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham Walk Into a Bar
Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham Walk Into a Bar. The bartender looks at them and says “We don’t serve Republicans.” McConnell replies “That’s OK—We don’t serve you either.”
AADC President, Ed Koons
October 1, 2021