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Repeal Prop 8 Campaign UPDATE

First off, let’s start with some bad news. It now looks like the California Supreme Court will take its time on the Prop 8 lawsuits. This means we likely won’t immediately know the immediate fate of marriage equality in The Golden State. However, here’s the good news. Considering that the court has asked Attorney General…

Mormon Press Conference on Prop 8 at Noon Today!

So it’s a slow Friday at work and you’re worndering what to do for lunch to liven up your day. The cure for your Friday blues is within yur reach. Spend your lunch hour fighting hate. At NOON, the Mormons are holding an urgent Prop 8 Press Conference in the main ballroom of the Doubletree…

Ballot Counts Narrow in Westminster and SAUSD

In the latest ballot count update Roman Reyna has pulled to within 16 votes of Valerie Amezcua, 9,741 to 9,757 in the race for third place in the Santa Ana Unified School District. In Westminster, Truong Diep has narrowed Penny Loomer’s lead to only 58 votes, 9,875 to 9,933. In Garden Grove Andrew Do, has…

CA44: Hedrick closes gap by 1049 votes

More updates on ballot counting in OC.. We are down to mostly Provisional ballots at this point. Counting of Provisionals for Garden Grove begin at 2 pm today, and Hedrick’s race against Calvert either Friday or Saturday. In the Hedrick/Calvert contest for the 44th Congressional seat, Bill hedrick has narrowed the lead that Calvert has…

Vote Count Update: Diep Dipping into Loomer’s lead

Here are the latest updates from the post election day counting of ballots. The Orange County Registrar of Voters has posted its update for today tabulating the remaining late vote-by-mail ballots and some of the provisionals. There are still more Provisional and paper ballots from election day that still need to be tabulated. But here…

OC Registrar starts counting Provisional ballots at 2 PM

The Orange County Registrar of Voters is reportedly starting to count Provisional ballots for Garden Grove (and we suspect other areas as well) at 2 PM Wednesday 11/12. The process involves verifying the eligibility of each voter casting a Provisional ballot. This process is slightly more involved than the signature validation and determination that the…