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California Political news and opnion from a liberal viewpoint.

Recount Rumors

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The only thing certain about a close election is that whether or not anyone has officially decided to seek a recount, the rumors start the moment the election results are certified. As soon as Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley certified the results of the June 5th Primary Election, I started hearing rumors that a recount was going to happen in the 69th Assembly race.

No Shake-ups in Final OC Ballot Tallies

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While the final counts narrowed there were no changes in results once the Orange County Registrar of Voters completed it’s counting of primary election ballots on Thursday. The late charges towards second place by Julio Perez in the 69th Assembly District and Joe Dovinh in the 72nd Assembly District were not quite strong enough to overcome the election night results.

Republican Hypocrisy At Its Best

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Yesterday, the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert blog pointed out what has to be one of the better displays of Republican hypocrisy in recent months. Commissioner Michael Ward (R-Orange County) received the most compensation for time served, $68,400 in per diem.

Primary Election Analysis

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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.

U.S. 9th Circuit Court Rules on Prop 8 Appeal: DENIED!

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The United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, this morning has issued its’ ruling and DENIED the request for reconsideration of the decision of a three-judge panel of the court in February 2012, upholding the ruling of U. S. District Judge Vaughn Walker striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.

Today is California Primary Election Day

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Whatever you do today, don’t let the projections of record low voter turnout discourage you from voting. The top-two primary election is extremely important. The decisions made today by less than 30% of registered voters will decide your choices in November for legislative elections.