As most of you must have noticed by now, Ventura County voters kept up their remarkable string of being in sync with the rest of the nation in presidential voting. Unlike four years ago, however, they didn't get the percentage exactly right.
The national popular vote now stands at 53 percent for Barack Obama, 46 percent for John McCain. The Ventura County vote was close to that: 55 percent to 43 percent, or slightly more Democratic than the nation at large.
That means Ventura County has now voted for the winner in all but one presidential election over the last 68 years, so expect more media coverage of the county's bellwether status in 2012...
One more thing: I will be speaking about the election results tonight at the GOOD Club (the Greater Oxnard Organization of Democrats). The meeting begins at 7 at the Cafe at A, 438 South A Street in Downtown Oxnard. I can't promise a great speech, but I do know from past experience that the question-and-answer sessions with this group can get pretty lively.