I was actually able to speak to a person by calling (916)657-2166 and the woman was incredibly rude and could've cared less that their site was having problems.
Good grief - I'm voting for whoever runs against Bowen in the Democratic primary.
I cannot believe all the negative comments I have received. And yes, it's a total buzz kill to Obama's amazing accomplishment today.
I am a CA resident who feels very strongly that Prop 4 (parental notification) and Prop 8 (denial of rights to those who want same sex marriages) are totally ridiculous and absurd.
I happen to think it's a reasonable expectation that I could go to my SoS site and view the results. I think SoS Bowen has done a great job fighting the e-voting machines that don't work. I also think, as a CA citizen who voted for her, that I have the right to criticize her and make not that the SoS site, her face to the online world is NOT up and functional on Election Day.
For some reason, I'm viewed as whining.... what the hell is wrong with you people?!? Is it wrong for me to have some expectations?!? Do you all live in some world of diminished expectations? Or you think that because you approve of someone on a particular issue that they are beyond reproach?!?
Please... i am glad that our elected officials have higher expectations for themselves. Otherwise, they'd be stuck in the pathetic world of minimal expectations.
My sincere hope, as I express in my original diary, is that Bowen will live up to this mess - take responsibility. And if she doesn't, as many Daily Kosers have expressed, then NO - SHE DOES NOT DESERVE MY VOTE AGAIN.
Seriously, I understand your fervor. I know you all have drunk some particular kool aid. I know you will fight to the finish no matter what. But hopefully some of you are reasonable, you expect MORE from your elected officials, and you don't just jump on someone because they don't agree with you 100%.
I expect more from out elected officials. I think it's reasonable to want my SoS to have an up an running website posting results on Election Day. I recognize SoS Bowen has done some really great things, but I don't think that gives her a free pass to not have the primary source for election results not available.