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Dramatically low turnout helps Republicans dominate primary results

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The current unofficial turnout numbers for the 2014 Primary Election in Orange County sit at 16.9 percent. In comparison turnout in 2012 was 26.5 percent, and the worst ever in Orange County was in 2006 with 21.5 percent voting. Low turnout drives the results in a primary election tilting in favor of whichever party holds a better registration lead, and turnout average. In Orange County the numbers tilt strongly in favor of Republicans.

Democrats win only if Democrats vote

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Today is primary election day in California. There are many important contests on the ballot today. Whether it is a statewide contest for Controller, Superintendent of Public Instruction, County School Board, congress, State Assembly or State Senate, who is on your ballot in November will be determined by a few thousand voters.

CD-45 Voters Fact Check; Drew Leavens Does Live in Irvine

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Some last minute shenanigans need to be dealt with in the race to replace John Campbell in Congress.  Drew Leavens is the only Democrat in the race and he doesn’t have the party’s official endorsement but he certainly has the de facto endorsement of the DPOC members as evidenced from the support Leavens is getting…

If you still have your “Vote by Mail” ballot…

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Primary election Day is this Tuesday, June 3rd. If you requested and received a “Vote by Mail” ballot, it is probably best that you not mail it at this point. But if you are going to, today would be the last day to make that attempt. To be on the safe side however, you should plan on dropping off your completed ballot at your nearest polling place on election day.

California Republicans Retreat

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The Sacramento Bee published this story recently that highlighted the plight of Republicans in California.  The main point — the GOP is bleeding registered voters and California is turning bluer by the minute.  San Francisco has lost nearly a third of its registered Republicans in the last decade meaning the city of Brea has more…

Loretta Sanchez wants troops out of Afghanistan now, not in two years

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“Our troops have been in Afghanistan for over ten years. They have fought, they have protected and they have trained. Despite thousands of lives and billions of dollars, the situation is not changing. Our soldiers are tired and it’s time for them to come home. Staying until 2016 will not tip the scales in Afghanistan. It’s time to end this war and bring our troops home.”