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Close Enough to Call? Or Maybe Not?

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that Ken Calvert is clinging “to a small lead over challenger Bill Hedrick late Wednesday, as officials counted votes in the tightly contested 44th Congressional District.” In other words, in spite of what you might have heard, this race is still too close to call. The article continues, “As of Wednesday…

The Surprise in Santa Ana

One of the other elections we watched closely was the race for Santa Ana city council, in particularly Ward 3 where none of the choices were good ones. Its notable that in spite of “unofficial” and “unscientific” polls showing otherwise, Art Pedroza lost to Carlos Bustamante by a significant chunk of votes.  What made it…

Election Night Upset In Garden Grove

Well here’s one that not many people expected. Community organizer Robin Marcario has managed to pull off a surprising victory in the race for Garden Grove City Council. Robin was outspent by Steve Jones, Andrew Do, Linh Ho and Trung Nguyen to place second in the contest behind Incumbent Steve Jones. The smart money in…

Two Quick Notes

The Register’s links to election results was delivering a 404 Error message as of 10 PM PST.  And as of 10PM PST, this was the result of the Ward 3 Santa Ana City Council race: Carlos Busamante, 6280 votes Steve Rocco, 2,620 votes Art Pedroza, 2,377 votes Ana Valencia-Verdin, 1,874 votes Yep, Steve Rocco was…

TheLiberalOC Election Night Live

Live blogging Election Night NOW. Andrew and Chris are in Las Vegas, Dan Chmielewski in Irvine, Bill Spaulding is Costa Mesa at the Democratic Party Celebration at Sutra Lounge. We’ll be bringing you live coverage and commentary over the course of the evening. McCain’s “path to victory” looking grim. Pensylvania Ohio and Pensylvania have been…

All The GOP Has Left to Sell is Fear

    I voted mid-morning today, letting the morning rush go by but beating the lunch rush.  I stiull had to wait 30 minutes to stroll through the polling place at Northwood High.  On the way there, I tuned in Rush Limbaugh and one the way out, Laura Ingraham.  There’s high comedy in their shows…