There are several million more registered Democrats than Republicans in California, and if 50% of the Californians had voted for one of the candidates other than Newsom, he would have lost. (There were thirty-six who opposed him). The one with the most votes would have won.
That’s my understanding of the petition system that was in place, according to the Los Angeles Times. It doesn’t speak well for the majority of Californians. But like the Californians, we New Yorkers are a failed group of humanity, the very people Christ died for.
Old age makes you realize your shortcomings. Here’s to old age and reasonableness.