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Many people mostly focus on the posts that we’ve recently publishedand that link will take you to our list of ones published since Halloween but not being pinned here — but during election season that can cause problems.  Either we push down the posts you’re most likely looking for (our endorsements, some of our in-depth coverage) so you can’t find them because of the new stuff, or we push down the new stuff so you don’t see them at all when they’re published.  We’re going to try to fix that for the next few days by pinning some posts to the top of our Recent Posts display — based on the sorts of things you’ve (collectively) shown yourself to be most interested in — and then have a separate post like this one to show you where the new posts begin.

For now, the pinned posts will be:

  1. The INTRODUCTION to our coverage, which we’ve vainly struggled to keep updated, so it may not stay there
  2. A comprehensive list of VOTE CENTERS and DROP BOXES!
  3. Our MAIN ENDORSEMENT PAGE, which has all of our endorsements and a link to our briefer list, if you prefer that
  4. Our simplified LIST of our endorsements — increasingly popular as time runs down!
  5. Our PRESIDENTIAL election coverage, which shows exactly how Joe Biden, despite his huge national advantage, could still lose
  6. Our coverage of WATER BOARDS — which (along with propositions) are likely the main things holding up your voting!
  7. Our coverage of PROPOSITIONS — you can find this on the main page, but the discussion here goes into more depth — and you’ll see a larger argument against Prop 25 (which Greg favors.)

We may also pin more in-depth coverage of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Huntington Beach — City Councils and School Boards and legislative races and such — because Fullerton seems pretty sleepy this year and Irvine is simply too dismal to discuss.  If we add a fourth post on local races, it will probably be on Tustin and Orange, where some really interesting things are happening.

Our new coverage through Election Day will probably focus on Fact-Checking (there are some horrible ads out there!) and looks into funding of races.  We hope to have everything of that sort up by Monday night, so you’re prepared for Election Day, if you haven’t voted yet!  (But go ahead and vote now!)

WHAT’S NEW?

Again, head to this companion post to see what’s new, but we’ll also try to remember to cross-post them here!

Right now we have:

  • John Earl’s in-depth piece on why you should support Karl Seckel
  • My look into who received Poseidon donations or benefited from their independent expenditures this year
  • My piece on Trump’s Desperate Endgame — litigation, suppression, manipulation of choosing of electors, and fomenting of violence, for starters — which will be pinned here when the currently pinned stories are moved out as the election ends.  Read it now if you want to become very depressed

 

 

 


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) 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. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. 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. One of his daughters 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.)