Voter Voices: 'Hidden agendas' abound in propositions
Who did you vote for for governor, and why?
"I voted for [Brown]. I know he was the youngest governor and I know he's probably going to be the oldest governor, so I'm just a little more comfortable with him. I voted straight Democratic -- I probably shouldn't tell you that, but that's the way it is. ...The Republicans have gone too far to the right, they're just totally whack."
Krystyl Wright, 26, a case manager for the city of Compton and a graduate student at USC
Was there one race or issue that brought you to the polls?
"No, I think it was just kind of generally to move forward, in terms of the officials we elected in 2008. ... No matter what we vote for, we need to come out to the polls and be aware. Even though the presidency is really big and monumental, that's not what it's all about."
What do you think of the initiative process?
"Sometimes I think there's just a lot of propaganda involved. Hopefully in the future, when it's time for my children to vote, that propaganda will go away and it'll just be about what's right and what's wrong." As it is, there are too many "hidden agendas."
-- Mitchell Landsberg in Mid-City
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Photo: Edward Moseley. Photo: Mitchell Landsberg / L.A. Times
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