The Argonaut’s Election Endorsement Recap

Posted November 2, 2016 by The Argonaut in Editorials
Take a deep breath. Election season is almost over. There’s only one thing left to do: Vote.
The Argonaut published its endorsements for candidates and ballot measures in our Oct. 13, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 editions.
The following is a quick summary of those endorsements — a handy reminder to finish the job and go out and vote. Disagree? Before you make up your mind, visit to read the explanations behind our endorsements.

President: Hillary Clinton
U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris
House of Representatives: Ted Lieu, Karen Bass, Maxine Waters

Prop 51 – School Funding: No
Prop 52 – Hospital Fee: Yes
Prop 53 – Bond Approvals: No
Prop 54 – Legislative Transparency: Yes
Prop 55 – Taxing the Wealthy: Yes
Prop 56 – Cigarette Tax: Yes
Prop 57 – Criminal Sentencing: Yes
Prop 58 – Bilingual Education: Yes
Prop 59 – Repeal Citizens United: Yes
Prop 60 – Condoms in Porn: No
Prop 61 – Prescription Drugs: Yes
Prop 62 – End the Death Penalty: Yes
Prop 63 – Ammunition Sales: Yes
Prop 64 – Marijuana Legalization: Yes
Prop 65 – Paper Bag Tax: No
Prop 66 – Speed up Executions: No
Prop 67 – Uphold Plastic Bag Ban: Yes
62nd Assembly District: Autumn Burke

L.A. County Supervisor:
Steve Napolitano
Measure A – Parks Funding: Yes
Measure M – Transportation Funding: Yes

Prop HHH – Homeless Housing: Yes
Initiative JJJ – Construction Rules: No
Amendment RRR – LADWP Controls: Yes
Amendment SSS – Police Pensions: No

Measure GSH – Retail Transaction Tax: Yes
Measure GS – Spending Priorities: Yes
Measure LV – Voter Approval
of New Construction: No
Measure SM – Campaign Finance Reform: Yes
Measure V – Santa Monica College Funding: Yes
The polls are open
from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
To find your polling
place, visit

One Comment


    Seems that it would be inappropriate for a newspaper, comprised of personnel with different opinions, to endorse candidates and issues. Explanations of facts, pros and cons, to allow voters to come to their own conclusion would serve the public better. YOU need to be unbiased and present an unbiased picture!!

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