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Tuesday, August 05, 2003
What a long, strange ballot it's going to be

California. Our most populous state. Its leadership will now be decided by an election in which one candidate will win only if he gets over 50% of the vote, otherwise the winner will be the candidate out of potentially over 300 who gets the most votes. I wonder, now that I think about a ballot that size, how they're going to determine ballot placement. I'd hate to be name #257. People would be asleep in the voting booth by the time they found your name.

People in the running (or not, as the case may be) include both Huffingtons (Arianna and Michael), Larry Flynt (with the slogan "vote for a smut-peddler with heart"), Richard Riordan (still thinking about it), Arnold Schwarzenegger (leaning against it), and Generalissimo Francisco Franco (still dead).

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