What if they gave an election and nobody came? They did.
Look up Prop. D in the San Diego County election results and you’ll find zero votes in favor and zero votes against. Not a single person voted for a pretty good reason: There’s not a single person to vote.
But the county Registrar of Voters still had to mock up a ballot for voters who don’t exist and tally the non-existent votes. You can see results here:
What gives? It all goes back to water politics, a quirk of geography and strict election rules.
Prop. D is a ballot measure of the Coachella Valley Water District, which serves parched Riverside County cities and towns like Palm Springs, Indian Wells and the appropriately named Thermal, where the average July high temperature is 107 degrees.
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@Mark Giffin I just looked at the election results and saw 0 votes for Prop. D... my superhuman journalistic spider-sense buzzed, and I said: "Huh?" (Followed by: "SQUIRREL!" But I re-focused later.)