Well I certainly don't want to start a flamewar, especially on such an emotionally charged topic - but I gotta say... if we were going to ban people based on their votes, it's probably not California that would be getting banned - and you'd be SOL now that you're back home.
Since someone else brought it up, I'll point out my favorite post-election link...
It helped me process the whole thing emotionally a little bit... I even got a little teary a couple of times.
Ok... now I forbid further political discussion, or at least move it to the off-topic section.
I'm thinking the change of location is unrelated.... that is an odd problem, and let us know if you see it again.