Obama won, and gave a really damn good acceptance speech. If he can lead the country half as well as he can speechify, we’ll be in much better shape 4 years down the road.
Locally, the owner of my favorite restaurant won the position of Charter Commissioner.
Michigan proposals 1 & 2 passed, so now we have medical marijuana (if you can avoid federal prosecution) and legal embryonic stem-cell research. Fantastic news on both counts, that will improve our quality of life down the stretch.
Voter turnout is being tentatively reported at 64.1%, which is higher than any turnout on record (starting 1960). Be nice if I could find stats on earlier elections, but it’s newsworthy at least that more people and a higher percentage of people voted this year than at any time since well before I was born. Keep in mind, that’s just a preliminary number. I doubt the number will go down any. Might actually go up if some late votes are reported.
On the bad side, it looks like Prop 8 in California is going to pass, signaling that bigotry is far from dead. It’s just changed focus. 😦