So what lessons for public policy can we learn from our recent election? Well it seems big dark money was remarkably unsuccessful at a national level — fortunate. Locally it was much more effective at convincing Aspen voters to turn against a hydroelectric project they’d supported just years before and already spent millions on. Most unfortunate as the result is now clouded.
As someone who respects the results of elections and the will of the voters I’m torn on this issue. On the one hand we had stupendously high voter turnout and the advisory question lost. Though not all provisional ballots are yet counted I suspect only the actual number will change, not the overall result. Full Story »