November 7, 2006, - 11:40 am
By Debbie Schlussel
I voted just after 11:00 a.m. at my suburban Detroit area precinct. There are several precincts at my polling place, and I’VE NEVER SEEN IT THIS CROWDED!
Turnout is VERY high. When I left just after 11:00 a.m., they’d handed out 179 ballots in my precinct. On Election Day 2004, a Presidential Election, only 133 people voted in my precinct the entire day. If turnout is like this all over the Detroit area, that is NOT good for Republicans or Proposal Two. If you have not voted yet, PLEASE VOTE FOR PROPOSAL TWO. It will be close!
My city is a majority Black city (they tend to vote overwhelmingly Democratic in this city), with pockets of Orthodox Jews who mostly vote Republican. Most of the turnout I saw were Black voters. I heard some of them say that “so much is at stake in this election.” I believe they are referring to Proposal 2, which will end so-called affirmative action racism, sexism, and bigotry in public contracting, hiring, promotions, and college admissions.
The Michigan Republican Party and its candidates made a mistake by not endorsing Proposal 2. Voters for Prop 2 are predisposed to the conservative philosophy. But they were shunned by the GOP. On the other hand, the Michigan Dems and trial lawyers used Prop 2 to mobilize their voters to the polls. They were smart; the GOP dumb.
Whenever the GOP tries to out-liberal the liberals, they always get burned. Big-time. Watch for that in Michigan, where I predict Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm will be re-elected, as will Dem U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. The GOP blew it. Ironically, one of the few GOP statewide officials who will get re-elected by a landslide is Attorney General Mike Cox. He is the only statewide GOP elected official to endorse Proposal 2 (which I predict will also pass–with your votes).
Is there a correlation? Time for the Republicans to put two and two together.
Remember, VOTE YES ON PROPOSAL TWO. Do NOT vote for liberal trial lawyer Marc Shulman for Supreme Court.
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