‘No We Can’t?’: TaxCann2010 Progressives Historically Unreliable

The Tax Cannabis 2010 initiative cannot count on cannabis’ strongest ally: progressives, because they historically stay home at mid-terms, analysts say. Fifty-six percent of Californians favor legalization, but voter turnout will drop dramatically from the historic 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama. Obama’s election saw eighty percent of registered voters turn out to vote one way or the other, but perhaps 60 percent of registered voters will turn out this year, says professional pollster Ben Tulchin. That drop is expected to comprise the youthful idealists.

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