UPDATED! CA-48: Rouda Passes Keirstead for 2nd Spot


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Ol’ Blue Eyes is back — at least for now!

UPDATE: See comments for daily-ish updates on vote totals.

This is no more definitive than the many days in which Hans Keirstead has been in second place have been definitive, but: Harley Rouda has now passed Keirstead for second place in the Race against Dana Rohrabacher.  Both are comfortably ahead of the flagging second Republican candidate, Scott Baugh.  Baugh would presumably rather have to defeat a Democratic incumbent in 2020 than to have to face either Rohrabacher or his likely hand-picked endorsed replacement, Michelle Steel.  (Baugh will also presumably not admit it.)

* DANA ROHRABACHER (REP) 52,013 30.4%
HARLEY ROUDA (DEM) 29,575 17.3%
HANS KEIRSTEAD (DEM) 29,535 17.2%
SCOTT BAUGH (REP) 27,124 15.8%
OMAR A. SIDDIQUI (DEM) 8,494 5.0%

If this trend holds, as we continue into the later absentee ballots, paper ballots, and provisionals that tend to swing more liberal in the latter fays of the count, it would mean that the CDP/DPOC endorsed candidate will have lost in both of its top races: CA-48 and CA-45.  The DCCC gave its de facto endorsement to both Rouda and to Gil Cisneros in CA-39, marking two of its few notable successes this year.

Realistically, though, if the margin remains in the double digits in either direction, we should expect a recount.  This is usually seen as a bad thing for candidates, behind one of whom the parts will want its supporters to coalesce, it’s hard to see Democrats coalescing behind either candidate in this race.  The counter-argument is that a recount may bring additional attention to the race — driving up voter interest.  That’s one theory, at least.

Don’t worry, Keirstead fans: if there’s another reversal in this race, your guy will get his picture in the paper as well!

Oh, What the Hell — Let’s Put ‘Em ALL Up!  6/18!

All the results are below.  Here are some combined-county races, which won’t have correct results if you look at only OC:

NEWMAN RECALL:  With a gas-tax repeal on the November ballot — which presumably calls for undoing all of the road and bridge repair already underway — the size of the Newman recall matters.  While we don’t really know how those uncounted LA County votes may affect things, we do know that across the three counties Josh Newman is down almost 34,000 votes out of 135,000 cast.  At best, that would be extremely hard to overcome.  But who really knows what’s out there?

4th District BOE race: our guy David Dodson still has a shot!  Here’s where things stood this morning:

Candidate Votes Percent
David Dodson

(Party Preference: DEM)
222,122
15.0%
Ken Lopez-Maddox

(Party Preference: DEM)
210,601
14.2%
Mike Schaefer

(Party Preference: DEM)
250,762
16.9%
Joel Anderson

(Party Preference: REP)
471,000
31.7%
John F. Kelly

(Party Preference: REP)
245,131
16.5%
Nader F. Shahatit

(Party Preference: REP)
29,773
2.0%
Jim Stieringer

(Party Preference: REP)
54,196
3.7%

Joel Anderson is a lock for the runoff, but David Dodson could still leapfrog Democrat Mike Schaefer and Republican John F. Kelly to make it — and he likely would have done at least the latter without Ken “Sudden Mexican Syndrome” Maddox-Lopez in the race

CA-39, Combined County Results:

Don’t look now, but in late balloting Gil Cisneros is rapidly closing the gap on Young Kim — and may pass her.  He’s now less than 3,000 votes and 2.5% behind her — in the PRIMARY, where Democrats in these parts generally trail.  Aggregate Dem vote = 44.7%; aggregate GOP aggrragate = 54.7%.  Do you know what we call a Democrat in north OC who’s behind by 10% in the primary?  “The presumptive favorite.”

Candidate Votes Percent
Gil Cisneros

(Party Preference: DEM)
25,291
19.3%
Sam Jammal

(Party Preference: DEM)
7,025
5.4%
Herbert H. Lee

(Party Preference: DEM)
5,456
4.2%
Suzi Park Leggett

(Party Preference: DEM)
1,857
1.4%
Andy Thorburn

(Party Preference: DEM)
12,046
9.2%
Mai Khanh Tran

(Party Preference: DEM)
6,793
5.2%
John J. Cullum

(Party Preference: REP)
1,582
1.2%
Bob Huff

(Party Preference: REP)
8,066
6.2%
Young Kim

(Party Preference: REP)
28,216
21.5%
Phil Liberatore

(Party Preference: REP)
18,670
14.3%
Shawn Nelson

(Party Preference: REP)
9,166
7.0%
Andrew Sarega

(Party Preference: REP)
749
0.6%
Steven C. Vargas

(Party Preference: REP)
3,778
2.9%
Ted M. Alemayhu

(Party Preference: AI)
157
0.1%
Sophia J. Alexander

(Party Preference: AI)
478
0.4%
Steve Cox

(Party Preference: NPP)
766
0.6%
Karen Lee Schatzle

(Party Preference: NPP)
851
0.6%

We’re not covering AD-55 much, even though it’s tri-county.  Phillip Chen is 25% above Gregg Fritchle; Melissa Fazli’s Dem votes almost exactly offset by Republicans’ votes.  Volunteers: Sharon Quirk-Silva just down south in CA-65 needs you! If you were looking for a race hereabouts where Democratic contributions may make a difference, you may want to check out Josh Lowenthal in AD-72 or Scott Rhinehart in AD-73 or Cottie Petrie-Norris in AD-74.  Each has a legitimate shot.  Even Michelle Duman, with whom I pleaded to step away from the AD-65 race in favor of NPP Karen Schatzle, who could have whipped Steven Choi, is less than 19% behind.

Combined County CA-47:

Candidate Votes Percent
* Alan Lowenthal

(Party Preference: DEM)
61,823
59.9%
John Briscoe

(Party Preference: REP)
22,733
22.0%
David Michael Clifford

(Party Preference: REP)
18,675
18.1%

So don’t freak out at the 49.7% in the OC Vote table below; Uncle Al is doing fine.

Combined results in CA-49

You might look at the combined vote for Democrats in this district and say “Wow!  The total Democratic vote is 50.8%!”  And if any of the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-place Democrats are in the race against Diane Harkey, you’d be right to think that the Dems would be favored.  And while it’s still possible that Sara Jacobs might sneak past Mike Levin and make the runoff, Levin is ahead by about 1.8%, or 3,000 votes.  So he’ll likely make the runoff — and I don’t think that the other Dems will lift a finger for him, because he’s just that much of an asshole.  (Challenge me, please: I’ll review his campaign materials here.)  Sara Jacobs would have a good chance to beat Levin in the primary and take out an incumbent Harkey in 2020.  The two Frans will beat the drums for Levin like no tomorrow, but I fear that has crossed a line where Democrats will say “yes, we want to take back the House — but not with that thing.”  Don’t blame me — I didn’t craft his attacks on Jacobs and Applegate!

Anyway, we’ll keep you up on the Levin-Jacobs run to the finish line.  Maybe we can still avoid that unpleasantness.

Candidate Votes Percent
Doug Applegate

(Party Preference: DEM)
22,706
13.1%
Sara Jacobs

(Party Preference: DEM)
27,154
15.7%
Paul G. Kerr

(Party Preference: DEM)
7,707
4.5%
Mike Levin

(Party Preference: DEM)
30,291
17.5%
Rocky J. Chávez

(Party Preference: REP)
13,053
7.6%
Kristin Gaspar

(Party Preference: REP)
14,606
8.5%
Diane L. Harkey

(Party Preference: REP)
44,415
25.7%
Brian Maryott

(Party Preference: REP)
5,133
3.0%
David Medway

(Party Preference: REP)
977
0.6%
Craig A. Nordal

(Party Preference: REP)
1,073
0.6%
Mike Schmitt

(Party Preference: REP)
2,122
1.2%
Joshua Schoonover

(Party Preference: REP)
1,254
0.7%
Danielle St. John

(Party Preference: GRN)
636
0.4%
Joshua L. Hancock

(Party Preference: LIB)
511
0.3%
Jordan P. Mills

(Party Preference: P&F)
212
0.1%
Robert Pendleton

(Party Preference: NPP)
846
0.5%

Combined County SD-34

Janet Nguyen is going to do unspeakable things to Tom Umberg.  But he’ll still get to appoint three people, I believe it is, to the CDP convention — and in the end isn’t that the thing that really matters?  Jestin Samson could have turned out potential (not likely) non-voters heavily in the overlapping districts — but who cares about THAT?  
Combined County SD-36:  
Just look at that Marggie Castellanos!  In a primary election, she’s within 9% of wretched incumbent Pat Bates!
Candidate Votes Percent
Marggie Castellano

(Party Preference: DEM)
99,321
45.6%
* Patricia C. ‘Pat’ Bates

(Party Preference: REP)
118,256
54.4%

If Mike Levin does make the runoff and win, it will likely be on the backs of Marggie Castellano and Scott Rhinehart, who will bring out volunteers who will carry his papers as the price of having to carry theirs.

OTHER CLOSE OC RACES:

OK — what other OC races are still close enough to follow?

CA-45, Porter vs. Min?  Sure, it’s only 2.3%; we’ll keep watching it.

AD-65, Quirk-Silva vs. Coronado?  Sharon’s only up by 5%, and will do better in the primary — but we’ll watch it.

AD-72, Lowenthal vs. Diep?  We’ll definitely watch it — and we’ll talk to Greg Haskin, the guy whom the OCGOP  CENSURED to protect the most corrupt Viet around (while ignoring one of the most honest, Long Pham) A WHOLE LOT about this race, which — but for that censure — it appears that Haskin might have won!

AD-73, Brough vs. Rhinehart?  Sure, we’ll watch it — and we may even ask some candidates from a cycle or two back about what they think about what was thought to be the “safe choice” to lead the Republicans in this district?

OCBOE District 2?  We’ll see if David Boyd can somehow come back to beat Mari Burke in this “no runoff” race:

Vote Count Percentage
MARI BARKE 45,919 40.2%
* DAVID L. BOYD 39,629 34.7%
MATT NGUYEN 28,762 25.2%

Board of Supes 4:

This is probably the most consequential outstanding result, with any of the top three candidates still in the running, as late ballots tend to skew towards the left.

Vote Count Percentage
TIM SHAW 17,324 21.0%
DOUG CHAFFEE 16,957 20.6%
JOE KERR 16,585 20.1%
LUCILLE KRING 14,420 17.5%
ROSE ESPINOZA 9,396 11.4%
CYNTHIA AGUIRRE 7,708 9.4%

The District Attorney race isn’t “close” in the sense meant elsewhere, in that we already know who will be in the runoff, but Rackauckas leads Spitzer in the primary by a very low margin — even lower than the minuscule number of votes won by Lenore Albert — and Brett Murdock is suddenly the guy who can direct Democrats in whatever direction he chooses.  I’d love to see it tied in the primary, to be honest.

The Sheriff’s race will be the only other county-wide race on the ballot IF Duke Nguyen can hold Barnes to under 50%.  I’m really hoping he does so I can follow Lou Correa around with a “Why won’t Correa endorse Duke Nguyen?” sign, which I hope will make for some good photos.  (See, Nguyen is a Democrat, and Correa’s genetic makeup causes him to present as a Democrat.)

STATEWIDE RACES?

Is there anything still worth watching statewide?  Sure!

Lt. Gov.My candidate Eleni Kounalakis is the leader in this race.  Correa-like Dem State Sen. Ed Hernandez of north of Josh Newman’s district) is leading Republican Cole Harris for the second spot.  I’d just as soon Harris got the second spot to cement the race for the more trustworthy Democratic candidate.

Treasurer: Republicans Greg Conlon and Jack Guerrero are nearly tied and far behind Fiona Ma.

U.S. Senator:  It’s possible that James Bradley could still overtake Kevin De Leon for the spot in the runoff against Dianne Feinstein — but you should be prepared to wager a significant body organ that it won’t happen it’s highly unlikely.

OK, HERE ARE TODAY’S OC-ONLY NUMBERS!

Registration and Turnout
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Reg/Turnout Percentage
Total Registered Voters 1,481,881
Precinct Registration 1,481,881
Precinct Ballots Cast 194,877 13.2%
Early Ballots Cast 3,046 0.2%
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Cast 399,737 27.0%
Total Ballots Cast 597,660 40.3%
Governor
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
JOHN H. COX (REP) 214,372 36.6%
GAVIN NEWSOM (DEM) 143,657 24.5%
TRAVIS ALLEN (REP) 68,089 11.6%
ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA (DEM) 65,093 11.1%
JOHN CHIANG (DEM) 53,154 9.1%
DELAINE EASTIN (DEM) 12,794 2.2%
AMANDA RENTERIA (DEM) 8,457 1.4%
ROBERT C. NEWMAN, II (REP) 3,906 0.7%
MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER (DEM) 2,772 0.5%
PETER Y LIU (REP) 2,310 0.4%
YVONNE GIRARD (REP) 1,516 0.3%
ZOLTAN ISTVAN (LIB) 1,223 0.2%
J. BRIBIESCA (DEM) 1,199 0.2%
GLORIA ESTELA LA RIVA (P-F) 953 0.2%
JOSH JONES (GRN) 947 0.2%
THOMAS JEFFERSON CARES (DEM) 873 0.1%
NICKOLAS WILDSTAR (LIB) 792 0.1%
ALBERT CAESAR MEZZETTI (DEM) 659 0.1%
ROBERT DAVIDSON GRIFFIS (DEM) 596 0.1%
CHRISTOPHER N. CARLSON (GRN) 468 0.1%
HAKAN “HAWK” MIKADO 433 0.1%
JEFFREY EDWARD TAYLOR 428 0.1%
AKINYEMI AGBEDE (DEM) 416 0.1%
JOHNNY WATTENBURG 390 0.1%
KLEMENT TINAJ (DEM) 364 0.1%
DESMOND SILVEIRA 350 0.1%
SHUBHAM GOEL 241 0.0%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
Top 

Lieutenant Governor
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
COLE HARRIS (REP) 142,582 25.5%
ED HERNANDEZ (DEM) 110,336 19.8%
ELENI KOUNALAKIS (DEM) 103,399 18.5%
DAVID R. HERNANDEZ (REP) 50,518 9.0%
DAVID FENNELL (REP) 46,746 8.4%
LYDIA ORTEGA (REP) 42,346 7.6%
JEFF BLEICH (DEM) 31,793 5.7%
GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN 12,661 2.3%
TIM FERREIRA (LIB) 8,131 1.5%
CAMERON GHARABIKLOU (DEM) 6,150 1.1%
DANNY THOMAS 3,995 0.7%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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Secretary of State
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
MARK P. MEUSER (REP) 241,450 43.5%
* ALEX PADILLA (DEM) 230,577 41.6%
RAUL RODRIGUEZ JR (REP) 30,443 5.5%
RUBEN MAJOR (DEM) 25,001 4.5%
GAIL K. LIGHTFOOT (LIB) 12,007 2.2%
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN (GRN) 7,832 1.4%
C. T. WEBER (P-F) 4,402 0.8%
ERIK RYDBERG (GRN) 2,897 0.5%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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Controller
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
* BETTY T. YEE (DEM) 259,300 49.1%
KONSTANTINOS RODITIS (REP) 248,870 47.1%
MARY LOU FINLEY (P-F) 19,791 3.7%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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Treasurer
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
FIONA MA (DEM) 187,370 34.2%
GREG CONLON (REP) 152,014 27.7%
JACK M. GUERRERO (REP) 140,494 25.6%
VIVEK VISWANATHAN (DEM) 58,811 10.7%
KEVIN AKIN (P-F) 9,330 1.7%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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Attorney General
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
* XAVIER BECERRA (DEM) 202,848 36.5%
STEVEN C BAILEY (REP) 179,145 32.2%
ERIC EARLY (REP) 109,265 19.7%
DAVE JONES (DEM) 64,522 11.6%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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Insurance Commissioner
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
STEVE POIZNER 267,383 51.0%
RICARDO LARA (DEM) 177,680 33.9%
ASIF MAHMOOD (DEM) 57,696 11.0%
NATHALIE HRIZI (P-F) 21,212 4.0%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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Member, State Board of Equalization 4th District
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
JOEL ANDERSON (REP) 175,174 33.1%
JOHN F. KELLY (REP) 98,375 18.6%
MIKE SCHAEFER (DEM) 85,794 16.2%
DAVID DODSON (DEM) 73,296 13.8%
KEN LOPEZ-MADDOX (DEM) 66,758 12.6%
JIM STIERINGER (REP) 18,763 3.5%
NADER F. SHAHATIT (REP) 11,858 2.2%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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UNITED STATES SENATOR
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
* DIANNE FEINSTEIN (DEM) 207,021 36.9%
JAMES P BRADLEY (REP) 60,603 10.8%
KEVIN DE LEON (DEM) 41,932 7.5%
ARUN K. BHUMITRA (REP) 40,155 7.1%
PAUL A TAYLOR (REP) 35,449 6.3%
TOM PALZER (REP) 34,328 6.1%
ERIN CRUZ (REP) 26,407 4.7%
PATRICK LITTLE (REP) 17,845 3.2%
JERRY JOSEPH LAWS (REP) 11,523 2.1%
ALISON HARTSON (DEM) 10,606 1.9%
ROQUE “ROCKY” DE LA FUENTE (REP) 10,515 1.9%
PAT HARRIS (DEM) 9,898 1.8%
JOHN “JACK” CREW (REP) 9,319 1.7%
KEVIN MOTTUS (REP) 7,092 1.3%
DERRICK MICHAEL REID (LIB) 5,594 1.0%
ADRIENNE NICOLE EDWARDS (DEM) 4,597 0.8%
DOUGLAS HOWARD PIERCE (DEM) 3,771 0.7%
LING LING SHI 3,376 0.6%
HERBERT G. PETERS (DEM) 3,281 0.6%
MARIO NABLIBA (REP) 2,846 0.5%
DONNIE O. TURNER (DEM) 2,007 0.4%
DAVID HILDEBRAND (DEM) 1,820 0.3%
GERALD PLUMMER (DEM) 1,741 0.3%
JASON M. HANANIA 1,524 0.3%
DAVID MOORE 1,378 0.2%
LEE OLSON 1,359 0.2%
JOHN THOMPSON PARKER (P-F) 1,302 0.2%
DON J. GRUNDMANN 1,286 0.2%
RASH BIHARI GHOSH 1,096 0.2%
COLLEEN SHEA FERNALD 904 0.2%
TIM GILDERSLEEVE 730 0.1%
MICHAEL FAHMY GIRGIS 446 0.1%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 38th District
Completed Precincts: 9 of 9
Vote Count Percentage
RYAN DOWNING (REP) 1,496 51.1%
* LINDA T. S�NCHEZ (DEM) 1,430 48.9%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 39th District
Completed Precincts: 254 of 254
Vote Count Percentage
YOUNG KIM (REP) 21,716 24.6%
GIL CISNEROS (DEM) 16,272 18.4%
PHIL LIBERATORE (REP) 12,613 14.3%
ANDY THORBURN (DEM) 7,771 8.8%
SHAWN NELSON (REP) 7,347 8.3%
SAM JAMMAL (DEM) 5,231 5.9%
MAI KHANH TRAN (DEM) 4,206 4.8%
BOB HUFF (REP) 3,659 4.1%
STEVEN C. VARGAS (REP) 2,614 3.0%
HERBERT H. LEE (DEM) 2,498 2.8%
SUZI PARK LEGGETT (DEM) 1,320 1.5%
JOHN J. CULLUM (REP) 1,106 1.3%
KAREN LEE SCHATZLE 542 0.6%
ANDREW SAREGA (REP) 538 0.6%
STEVE COX 436 0.5%
SOPHIA J. ALEXANDER (AI) 371 0.4%
TED M. ALEMAYHU (AI) 100 0.1%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 45th District
Completed Precincts: 395 of 395
Vote Count Percentage
* MIMI WALTERS (REP) 81,161 52.0%
KATIE PORTER (DEM) 31,591 20.2%
DAVE MIN (DEM) 27,978 17.9%
BRIAN FORDE (DEM) 9,173 5.9%
JOHN GRAHAM 3,530 2.3%
KIA HAMADANCHY (DEM) 2,791 1.8%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 46th District
Completed Precincts: 233 of 233
Vote Count Percentage
* LOU CORREA (DEM) 39,169 61.5%
RUSSELL RENE LAMBERT (REP) 21,152 33.2%
ED RUSHMAN 2,085 3.3%
WILL JOHNSON 1,258 2.0%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 47th District
Completed Precincts: 159 of 159
Vote Count Percentage
* ALAN LOWENTHAL (DEM) 22,120 49.7%
JOHN BRISCOE (REP) 11,593 26.0%
DAVID MICHAEL CLIFFORD (REP) 10,799 24.3%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 48th District
Completed Precincts: 415 of 415
Vote Count Percentage
* DANA ROHRABACHER (REP) 52,013 30.4%
HARLEY ROUDA (DEM) 29,575 17.3%
HANS KEIRSTEAD (DEM) 29,535 17.2%
SCOTT BAUGH (REP) 27,124 15.8%
OMAR A. SIDDIQUI (DEM) 8,494 5.0%
JOHN GABBARD (REP) 5,537 3.2%
RACHEL PAYNE (DEM) 3,539 2.1%
PAUL MARTIN (REP) 2,845 1.7%
SHASTINA SANDMAN (REP) 2,700 1.6%
MICHAEL KOTICK (DEM) 2,554 1.5%
LAURA OATMAN (DEM) 2,361 1.4%
DEANIE SCHAARSMITH (DEM) 1,393 0.8%
TONY ZARKADES (DEM) 1,256 0.7%
BRANDON REISER (LIB) 942 0.6%
STELIAN ONUFREI (REP) 721 0.4%
KEVIN KENSINGER 667 0.4%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 49th District
Completed Precincts: 96 of 96
Vote Count Percentage
DIANE L. HARKEY (REP) 14,084 33.1%
MIKE LEVIN (DEM) 8,238 19.4%
SARA JACOBS (DEM) 4,896 11.5%
DOUG APPLEGATE (DEM) 3,306 7.8%
BRIAN MARYOTT (REP) 3,255 7.7%
KRISTIN GASPAR (REP) 2,585 6.1%
ROCKY J. CH�VEZ (REP) 2,480 5.8%
PAUL G. KERR (DEM) 1,152 2.7%
MIKE SCHMITT (REP) 954 2.2%
JOSHUA SCHOONOVER (REP) 438 1.0%
CRAIG A. NORDAL (REP) 351 0.8%
DAVID MEDWAY (REP) 257 0.6%
ROBERT PENDLETON 199 0.5%
DANIELLE ST. JOHN (GRN) 131 0.3%
JOSHUA L. HANCOCK (LIB) 123 0.3%
JORDAN P. MILLS (P-F) 41 0.1%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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Shall Josh Newman be recalled (removed) from the office of State Sentator, District 29?
Completed Precincts: 369 of 369
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 65,609 58.0%
No 47,447 42.0%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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Candidates to succeed Josh Newman if he is recalled, for the duration of the term ending
Completed Precincts: 369 of 369
Vote Count Percentage
LING LING CHANG 35,789 34.3%
JOSEPH CHO 22,042 21.1%
BRUCE WHITAKER 20,675 19.8%
JOSH FERGUSON 11,866 11.4%
KEVIN CARR 8,772 8.4%
GEORGE C. SHEN 5,220 5.0%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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STATE SENATOR 32nd District, Full Term
Completed Precincts: 46 of 46
Vote Count Percentage
RITA TOPALIAN (REP) 2,457 31.6%
VANESSA DELGADO (DEM) 1,158 14.9%
ION SAREGA (REP) 792 10.2%
TONY MENDOZA (DEM) 791 10.2%
ALI S. TAJ (DEM) 617 7.9%
VICKY SANTANA (DEM) 538 6.9%
VIVIAN ROMERO (DEM) 500 6.4%
BOB J. ARCHULETA (DEM) 490 6.3%
RUDY BERMUDEZ (DEM) 306 3.9%
DAVID CASTELLANOS (DEM) 126 1.6%

* Indicates Incumbent Candidate, if any
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STATE SENATOR 32nd District, Short Term
Completed Precincts: 46 of 46
Vote Count Percentage
RITA TOPALIAN 2,341 30.7%
TONY MENDOZA 1,087 14.3%
VANESSA DELGADO 1,063 13.9%
ION SAREGA 839 11.0%
ALI S. TAJ 559 7.3%
VICKY SANTANA 527 6.9%
BOB J. ARCHULETA 409 5.4%
VIVIAN ROMERO 345 4.5%
RUDY BERMUDEZ 300 3.9%
JOHN PAUL DRAYER 116 1.5%
DARREN JOSEPH GENDRON 38 0.5%

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STATE SENATOR 34th District
Completed Precincts: 339 of 339
Vote Count Percentage
* JANET NGUYEN (REP) 70,426 59.2%
TOM UMBERG (DEM) 31,037 26.1%
JESTIN L. SAMSON (DEM) 10,745 9.0%
AKASH A. HAWKINS (DEM) 6,749 5.7%

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STATE SENATOR 36th District
Completed Precincts: 255 of 255
Vote Count Percentage
* PATRICIA C. ‘PAT’ BATES (REP) 67,523 59.6%
MARGGIE CASTELLANO (DEM) 45,716 40.4%

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MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY 55th District
Completed Precincts: 127 of 127
Vote Count Percentage
* PHILLIP CHEN (REP) 23,219 47.6%
GREGG D. FRITCHLE (DEM) 10,143 20.8%
MELISSA FAZLI (DEM) 6,728 13.8%
JAMES G. GERBUS (REP) 6,568 13.5%
SCOTT LEBDA (REP) 2,132 4.4%

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MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY 65th District
Completed Precincts: 271 of 271
Vote Count Percentage
* SHARON QUIRK-SILVA (DEM) 34,575 52.5%
ALEXANDRIA “ALEX” CORONADO (REP) 31,293 47.5%

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MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY 68th District
Completed Precincts: 270 of 270
Vote Count Percentage
* STEVEN S. CHOI (REP) 53,450 59.3%
MICHELLE DUMAN (DEM) 36,664 40.7%

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MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY 69th District
Completed Precincts: 127 of 127
Vote Count Percentage
* TOM DALY (DEM) 27,225 100.0%

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MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY 72nd District
Completed Precincts: 231 of 231
Vote Count Percentage
JOSH LOWENTHAL (DEM) 33,289 36.7%
TYLER DIEP (REP) 27,010 29.8%
GREG HASKIN (REP) 18,665 20.6%
LONG PHAM (REP) 7,388 8.1%
RICHARD LAIRD (REP) 4,358 4.8%

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MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY 73rd District
Completed Precincts: 255 of 255
Vote Count Percentage
* WILLIAM (BILL) BROUGH (REP) 52,410 47.1%
SCOTT RHINEHART (DEM) 43,881 39.4%
ED SACHS (REP) 15,015 13.5%

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MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY 74th District
Completed Precincts: 280 of 280
Vote Count Percentage
* MATTHEW HARPER (REP) 45,266 41.9%
COTTIE PETRIE-NORRIS (DEM) 30,501 28.2%
KARINA ONOFRE (DEM) 12,916 12.0%
KATHERINE DAIGLE (REP) 11,895 11.0%
RYAN TA (DEM) 7,441 6.9%

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Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 13
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
* THEODORE R. “TED” HOWARD 372,624 79.2%
FRANKLIN DUNN 97,856 20.8%

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Superintendent of Public Instruction
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
MARSHALL TUCK 230,587 46.2%
TONY K. THURMOND 138,569 27.7%
LILY (ESPINOZA) PLOSKI 76,597 15.3%
STEVEN IRELAND 53,690 10.7%

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County Superintendent of Schools
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
* AL MIJARES 380,014 100.0%

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Member, County Board of Education Trustee Area 2
Completed Precincts: 340 of 340
Vote Count Percentage
MARI BARKE 45,919 40.2%
* DAVID L. BOYD 39,629 34.7%
MATT NGUYEN 28,762 25.2%

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Member, County Board of Education Trustee Area 5
Completed Precincts: 375 of 375
Vote Count Percentage
LISA SPARKS 77,651 57.2%
MARY NAVARRO 33,727 24.8%
KIMBERLY CLARK 12,279 9.0%
DAN DRAITSER 7,750 5.7%
MIKE DALATI 4,389 3.2%

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County Supervisor 2nd District
Completed Precincts: 386 of 386
Vote Count Percentage
* MICHELLE STEEL 79,032 63.6%
BRENDON PERKINS 30,531 24.6%
MICHAEL MAHONY 14,750 11.9%

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County Supervisor 4th District
Completed Precincts: 299 of 299
Vote Count Percentage
TIM SHAW 17,324 21.0%
DOUG CHAFFEE 16,957 20.6%
JOE KERR 16,585 20.1%
LUCILLE KRING 14,420 17.5%
ROSE ESPINOZA 9,396 11.4%
CYNTHIA AGUIRRE 7,708 9.4%

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County Supervisor 5th District
Completed Precincts: 343 of 343
Vote Count Percentage
* LISA BARTLETT 107,236 100.0%

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Assessor
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
* CLAUDE PARRISH 342,420 69.6%
RICHARD B. RAMIREZ 83,663 17.0%
NATHANIEL FERNANDEZ EPSTEIN 65,610 13.3%

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Auditor-Controller
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
* ERIC H. WOOLERY 351,715 74.8%
TONI SMART 118,413 25.2%

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Clerk-Recorder
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
* HUGH NGUYEN 388,121 79.7%
STEVE ROCCO 99,030 20.3%

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District Attorney-Public Administrator
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
* TONY RACKAUCKAS 198,839 38.7%
TODD SPITZER 181,088 35.3%
BRETT MURDOCK 114,044 22.2%
LENORE ALBERT-SHERIDAN 19,211 3.7%

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Sheriff-Coroner
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
DON BARNES 252,139 49.8%
DUKE NGUYEN 156,570 30.9%
DAVID C. HARRINGTON 98,044 19.3%

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Treasurer-Tax Collector
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
* SHARI L. FREIDENRICH 425,639 100.0%

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68-AUTHORIZES BONDS FUNDING PARKS, NATURAL RESOURCES PROTECTION, CLIMATE ADAPTATION, WATER QUALITY
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 268,508 48.7%
No 282,615 51.3%

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69-REQUIRES THAT CERTAIN NEW TRANSPORTATION REVENUES BE USED FOR TRANSPORTATION
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 428,011 76.8%
No 129,141 23.2%

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70-REQUIRES LEGISLATIVE SUPERMAJORITY VOTE APPROVING USE OF CAP-AND-TRADE RESERVE
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 211,799 39.4%
No 325,115 60.6%

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71-SETS EFFECTIVE DATE FOR BALLOT MEASURES. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 415,829 76.9%
No 125,231 23.1%

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72-PERMITS LEGISLATURE TO EXCLUDE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED RAIN-CAPTURE SYSTEMS FROM PROPERTY-TAX
Completed Precincts: 1561 of 1561
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 474,296 86.2%
No 75,749 13.8%

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A-City of Cypress, Cypress Town Center and Commons Specific Plan 2.0
Completed Precincts: 32 of 32
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 6,091 63.6%
No 3,483 36.4%

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B-City of Irvine, Ordinance No. 17-08, Facilitating Veterans
Completed Precincts: 101 of 101
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 15,678 37.2%
No 26,463 62.8%

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C-City of Irvine, Requiring a 2/3 Vote of the City Council to Propose Taxes
Completed Precincts: 101 of 101
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 31,472 76.4%
No 9,729 23.6%

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D-City of Irvine, Prohibiting Voter Approval Requirements on Fiscally Beneficial Projects
Completed Precincts: 101 of 101
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 18,002 45.0%
No 22,033 55.0%

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E-City of Westminster, A Measure to Change the Term of Office for the Office of Mayor
Completed Precincts: 32 of 32
Vote Count Percentage
Yes 7,606 52.0%
No 7,024 48.0%

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About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)