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Despite teasing on Twitter that he had a "major announcement" to make, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declined again tonight to say how he voted in last week's gubernatorial election.

Nor was any other major announcement forthcoming.

In appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, Schwarzenegger, who said he would reveal his choice to succeed him after Election Day, said, "I think that's private of the way I vote, and it's between myself and the person Maria (first lady Maria Shriver) tells me to vote for," according to a transcript.

Schwarzenegger did comment on negative advertising - "I think the sad story is that the people respond better to negative ads" - and whether reducing simple marijuana possession to an infraction contributed to the failure of Proposition 19, which sought to permit marijuana for recreational use:

"I think it hurt, absolutely, but, I mean, I think the laws that we passed, they were good," Schwarzenegger said, according to a transcript. "It takes it from a misdemeanor to an infraction which is kind of like a speeding ticket, and no one cares if you smoke a joint or not. But, I mean, this Proposition 19 went a little bit too far, I think, and it was written badly."

Schwarzenegger also revealed that rules at his house include not answering the telephone during dinner, turning off lights when leaving a room and limiting showers to five minutes or less.


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