Your Recall Confusion Is Part of a Much Bigger Problem

California’s Elections ‘Don’t Match How Human Beings Think, Choose, and Vote’

It’s not just our recall elections that are broken in California. It’s all our elections that are broken.

Even before the voting started, Democrats and California elites were crying foul. And when they say we need to change the way we do recall elections, they are half-right.

The recall—the question of whether to remove a governor—works just fine, despite what you may have read. But the election piece—the second question on the ballot, in which voters must pick a replacement for the governor if he’s recalled—is an anti-democratic mess.

And worrying about an …