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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…

Tell us all about your voting experience

I’m always curious about how people experience voting. We’re about halfway through the day now. Was it smooth? Did you have any problems? Was there ample parking available at your polling place? If you were there early, was it open promptly at 7 am? Did the poll workers know what they were doing? Were they…