Flash Report Gets Another Story Wrong: Californias Reject Electoral College Power Grab Attempt

Earlier this year, columns promoting the proposal to split California’s presidential delegates in a bid to give the GOP 20-25 delegates in the 2008 presidential election was being touted on the Flash Report as “the Democrats worst nightmare.”

Ah, no.  Not really.

According to a new poll, Californians overwhelming reject this blatant Republican power grab.  This story from the California Progress Report reported these statistics:

Here is how bad the Republican electoral power grab initiative is doing – it has managed to unite Californians throughout the state against the measure. In fact, every demographic group and region of the state rejects this measure.Opposition is quite even throughout the state as majorities of every region of California are voting no on the electoral power grab initiative:Los Angeles County – 24% yes to 52% no
Suburban Los Angeles – 21% yes to 57% no
San Francisco Bay Area – 20% yes to 51% no
San Diego – 18% yes to 52% no
Sacramento and North – 23% yes to 56% no
Central Valley – 24% yes to 52% no

With every story like “this is the Dems worst nightmare” to a decided lack of coverage of the Carona indictment, the Flash Report loses more credibility as a reliable source of political reality.

  9 comments for “Flash Report Gets Another Story Wrong: Californias Reject Electoral College Power Grab Attempt

  1. jose s.
    October 31, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    that little picture of the toilet always cracks me up.

  2. November 1, 2007 at 12:30 am

    How many days will it takes before Fleischman prominently acknowledges on FlashReport that his former boss Carona is facing some serious charges and might be in heaps of trouble?
    Guess he thinks that if he keeps ignoring one of the biggest political stories of the year it might go away.

  3. The Truth
    November 1, 2007 at 2:16 am

    Publius, what indictment?

    Look I read Jon’s commentary every day, and I find no news of a carona indictment anywhere.

    Surely you must be mistaken.

  4. RHackett
    November 1, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Maybe Jon can do for Mike what Chris Crocker did for Brittany Spears.



  5. November 1, 2007 at 7:58 am

    Did you guys know that Flash’s ex-wife was Carona’s campaign treasurer?

  6. Anonymous
    November 1, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Why are there a bunch of signature gathers throughout OC for this stupid GOP attempt at a power grab still out there?

  7. peanutbutter
    November 1, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    My understanding is that Issa is tossing more of his money into it, hence the “paid volunteers” out collecting signatures again. God only knows what’s going on.

  8. November 1, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    I can’t help but wonder what Andrew Davey thinks of his anti-Harkey pal Jim Lacy leading the charge FOR this Republican power play.

  9. November 2, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Andrew can speak for himself, but my opinion is that this is apples and oranges. I don’t at all like what Lacy is doing with the electoral vote thing, but I’m inclined to think the Dems would do the same if the situation were reversed.

    In the case of Harkey, Lacy feels she has been using her office for personal financial gain. He’s taking on a pretty powerful member of his own party. I know both Reeps and Dems who’d like to recall Harkey, and I know both Reeps and Dems who defend her.

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