|Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times|
Uprising and Jack McGrath writing at AOL Patch bemoan the low turnout in Tuesday's election. The runoff next May with a single Community College race will attract fewer bodies than a Clippers-Kings game. In the meantime the number of registered voters overall is down while those who decline to state a party preference is at an all time high. Despite massive shadiness and the City burning, voters don't care. Some of it is certainly due to election fatigue; there are too many elections including special elections. There are two ways to address this. Get rid of term limits. That will put an end to the musical chairs between the State Legislature, County Supes. The other reform is to consolidate odd year city elections with the even year county, state and federal elections.
If you don't have a valid driver license and you are pulled over by a police officer your car can be impounded. If you're in the US illegally without proper permission you are supposed to be sent back. The LAPD has resisted enforcing the latter issue; they have now agreed that if you're breaking the one law you can break the other.