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Provisional and Late VBM Ballot Status for 69th and 72nd Assembly Contests

Results

Neal Kelley at the Orange County Registrar of Voters has released the estimated number of Provisional and late Vote-By-Mail ballots remaining to be counted in the 69th and 72nd Assembly district contests. As we reported yesterday, these races have a significant number of outstanding ballots remaining to be counted which may effect the final placement of candidates in the top-two primary election.

Primary Election Analysis

Results

The first top-two primary election in California has concluded. The results show some clear winners, some losers, and some nail-biter contests whose results will not be final for days. There are a total of 113,199 remaining Vote-By-Mail, Provisional, and Paper ballots left to count. With numbers this large it is possible that some of the contests, with narrow margins between the second and third place finishers, will flip.

April Fool’s!

Lincoln Club Buys OCRegister

Today was our annual venture into the absurd and outrageous in recognition of April Fool’s Day. Our intrepid blogger April Phoole entertained us with her laughable insights, and most of our readers had a good time with it, and some were even briefly fooled. In general we try to limit our parodies to once a…

The Hypocrisy of Allan Mansoor on Campaign Finance Reform

Assemblyman Allan Mansoor

Assemblymember Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), elected in 2010, has so far made a career out of demonizing workers and attacking workers’ rights. From collective bargaining to pensions, Mansoor never saw a cherished worker right he didn’t hate. Last year, he even took time to honor anti-union Midwest legislators, whom he calls “courageous” and with whom he stands “in solidarity.”

Costa Mesa Fumbles

Fumble

Tuesday was a bad day for the Costa Mesa City Council’s “Gang of Four.” In terms that Pop Warner booster and Councilman Stephen Mensinger might better understand, they fumbled on fourth down at the five-yard line.