Why did 200,000-plus Californians vote for Leland Yee?

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    jkcerda

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    http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05electio...200000-plus-californians-vote-for-leland-yee/

    amazing how uninformed people are.
     
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    Your name stays on the ballot even though you've dropped out. Yee declared himself a candidate for that position, which stays there even after the candidate drops out.

    That's what an Open Primary system gets you.

    BL.
     
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    rdowns

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    Low information voters, they're not just Republicans.
     
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    Should just replace names with red or blue.
     
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    Low information voter is the norm. Most voters aren't qualified to cross the street alone.
     
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    He hasn't been in the news for several weeks, and people who didn't take much notice of the arrest report just recognized the name. Also, although most of his votes were from such low information voters there's also a sizable number who don't believe the charges and voted for him anyway. I know a couple of locals here who told me that.
     
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    You got that right, buddy. We didn't recognized any other name on the ballot... SOOoOooo...:p
     
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    The biggest threat there is to this country...
     
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    Californians saw "Democrat" next to his name and voted for him. Sad. No wonder this state is in so much trouble.
     
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    Yeah, don't you wish they blindly voted for the Tealiban instead? I'm sure if you reach far enough to the right you'll find some supporters of Open Carry Texas.
     
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    Didn't they do the same for Schwarzennegger? Saw the name and big "Republican" by his name and voted that way?

    Fine bit of debt he left this state in as well.

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    I need to find a statistic on what percentage voted, but just for context, consider that this is 236,000 out of a state population of 38,000,000. I rounded down, but both figures are a bit higher.
     
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    I like to think it's because he played Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin. It would have been amusing if he turned some of his lines into campaign slogans. For example "Vote for me if you want to live" or "Get to the voting booth".

    Edit: My jokes are terrible.
     
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    If he's still on the ballot, then everyone who pulls the straight Democratic lever will pick him up, right?
     
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    It was a primary election, so there were multiple Democrats.

    Yee came in a distant third, with a Democrat taking the most votes (~30%), followed by a Republican (~20%) and then Yee with less than 10%.
     
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    Oh, primary, right.

     
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    http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2014/06/04/why-oh-why-did-287590-californians-vote-for-accused-felon-leland-yee-we-have-answers/
     
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    Seems like the OLD political ploy of jumping to another primary to cause havoc and draw votes from a hated enemy.
     
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    People watched that Batman movie? Wasn't that the worst one ever?
     
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    thekev

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    I watched it on a flight. It made me laugh, because he was California's governor at the time I watched it.
     
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    How did governor moonbeam get re-elected after being kicked out of office for having such awful, out of this world ideas? That's just frickin bizarre. Just shows how wacky a lot of Californians are getting.
     

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