Opinion: Top Ballot Slot Does Not Guarantee Passage
In an opinion piece in the Ventura County Star, author and columnist Thomas Elias writes that the placement of Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) compromise tax hike initiativeÂ at the top of the November ballot does not guarantee the measure's passage. Elias writes that the "top ballot slot means little by itself" and that high voter turnout also does not guarantee passage. He concludes, "It all depends on the voters' mood and (sometimes) the merits of the measure."
- "Elias: Top Ballot Slot No Guarantee for Brown's Tax Plan" (Elias, Ventura County Star, 7/19).