Leading up to the elections this year, the gas prices in my area (nor cal) started dropping. The hit a low of about $2.35 for premium around the corner from my house the day of the election. The day after the election, the price was $2.50, and it's now back up to $2.95.
Coincidence? Or, conspiracy by the evil oil companies and smart station owners who adjust the price to keep the communities from voting in more anti-oil taxes/legislation?