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Why Prop. 16 Lost

PG&E Service Area Map:

Prop 16 Results Map:

Given that the residents of the “no” counties were effectively the ones fundraising for the $40 million that PG&E spent on this election, given that several of these counties – San Francisco, Yolo, Sacramento, Marin, Sonoma – have already tried to get out from under PG&E’s monopoly several times before, given that the San Joaquin counties were recently jobbed with the “smart” meter program that systematically overcharged ratepayers, and given that most of us still remember the bonuses paid to executives right before declaring bankruptcy after the Enron con job, this shouldn’t be surprising.

And yet the match of the two maps is startlingly close.