Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dope For Votes

More evidence that California is descending into third world status.
Fliers offering $40 worth of free medical-grade marijuana were reportedly passed out in Eagle Rock to try and draw residents to vote in the local election.

Was the free pot an incentive to get a larger turnout? Politics ranked “high” on resident’s list of priorities. Nearly 10 times as many voters – 792 residents – turned out to the polls during the recent Neighborhood Council elections than last year.

“It’s a little weird that people can’t come out and vote on their own. I see that as a problem, as a social symptom,” Eagle Rock resident Joerael Elliott said.

Many residents told CBS2′s Juan Fernandez they didn’t think enticing voters with perks was right.
“You can’t pay your way like that, that’s not cool,” resident Danielle Sargent said.
It's the natural next step for the Democratic Party, which has previously handed out cigarettes and liquor store vouchers to the homeless in exchange for votes.

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