That Was a Close One — But It’s All Over Now! No Recount in Fullerton!


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Diddy and wrecked car

That was close, but — Diddy is safe! Repeat, Diddy is safe!  (That’s more than Travis Kiger can say right now.)

They don’t come much closer than the Fullerton City Council election — a 29 vote margin —  but now it’s over.

Flory victory statement -- no recount

Presuming (and it’s a pretty fair presumption) that Lucinda Williams is right about today being the deadline, that’s it.  No recount.  It’s over.  For those keeping score, that means I was wrong about another prediction about the race (although overall I’m still doing pretty well.)

That Dec. 4 Council meeting, though — I wonder what it will be like.  Who will be Mayor?  Who will be Vice-Mayor?  Who will show up to comment and what will they have to say?  What will be said back to them?  Your thoughts are welcome in comments.

I think I can speak for the blog in saying that we’re glad that it’s over.  Congratulations to the winner and to those who did not win but fought hard and well.


About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and (except where noted) without compensation.