I am overall happy with the results of the election from last night. Sure, I'm disappointed by Measure N unofficially losing by the swing of 9 votes (there will no doubt be a recount with such a slim margin). But this election proved again—as was shown in 2012 by the Amanda Burke-Aaronson and David Neighbors campaigns—that money cannot buy an informed electorate.
Julia Hover-Smoot—the charter school darling who received $220k from the California Charter School Association and other supporters—was clearly defeated by challenger Claudia Rossi. And Martha McClatchie—who was extremely well-funded by charter school disciples pretending to be "one of us"—was beaten by every other candidate running.
I am proud to be a part of this democratic process. As Churchill said, "Democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." Church, Winston.