Election Night 2009
Like any good political junkie, I have been spending the past few hours switching back and forth between MSNBC and CNN on the television while frantically reloading talkingpointsmemo.com on my laptop. We have results in for the two big governors races, with Republicans picking up wins in Virginia and New Jersey. Meanwhile, the most closely watched ballot initiative, the marriage equality initiative Measure 1 in Maine (for those who have not been following the measure closely, a “No” vote on Measure 1 is a vote in favor of gay marriage), remains too close to call.
Flying under the radar (on this already somewhat under the radar election night), however, were two drug policy reform measures in Maine and Breckenridge, Colorado. And both appear to have won handily, with Mainers voting to approve the creation of a licensed medical marijuana dispensary system for patients to obtain medicinal marijuana and Breckenridge residents voting to decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana.
And with that, it’s back to reloading talkingpointsmemo.com for me.