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California’s Proposition 1A Fails To Win… A County. As In, Any of Them.

How badly did California’s Proposition 1A, which would have extended certain tax increases, go down in defeat last night? Not only did it get voted down , it failed to win a majority in any county in the state. I think the closest it came to 50 percent was San Francisco County, with 46.8 percent.

Think about that — Nancy Pelosi’s district voted against a tax increase.

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