Six hours ago, the Twitter account of OC Registar of Voters Neal Kelley alerted us that his office was "Headed to a call of "massive" bees and a hive at a poll site in Placentia." It's a scary tweet. Without the backyard beekeepers, how could the bureaucrats at the Registrar hope to fend off a nest of pests intent on raising Californians' taxes by stinging them before they could vote "no" on the propositions?
Two hours after that, though, the situation had been resolved, @ocregistrar informed us: "Pest control just showed up in Placentia and removed the entire swarm and hive. The attack of the killer bees at the poll site is over!"
I am really, truly shocked that Navel Gazing is beating the Reg to this. It's not even on Total Buzzzz! Even so, bet on the fact that a Morning Read will be appearing about this incident later this week.
And, on a less stinging note, Kelley's actually doing a great job with the election-day Twittering. He's kept us updated on a poll-site malfunction in Newport Beach, as well as on general turnout and complaint figures. As of 25 minutes ago, things seem to be running smoothly: " Our emergency response radio has been fairly quiet. All issues have been resolved and voters are voting (albeit low turnout at the moment)"
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen really