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San Diego County Ballot Returns – 5/25/2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
posted by Mason Herron

As of May 24, 2016 at 5:00pm, 933,340 ballots have been mailed to registered voters throughout the county. 130,572 voters have voted (either by returning their ballot, or through early voting).

This equates to an overall voting rate of 13.99% among all ballots mailed.

Breaking down the ballots by party, total returns are comprised of 39.07% Republicans (66.42% above registration), 42.26% Democrats (6.20%% above registration), and 18.67% independent (12.62% below registration).

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You have no doubt heard the story about the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus being snubbed on the field at Saturday’s San Diego Padres game. Instead of hearing the Gay Men’s Chorus, everyone heard a woman signing when the wrong national anthem soundtrack was played.

At first everyone suspected the worst – homophobia. Now we know the truth – it was an unintentional mistake!

Unfortunately, this simple unintentional mistake cost DJ ARTFORM (Art Romero) his job as the sound technician for the San Diego Padres games.

San Diego County Ballot Returns – 5/24/2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
posted by Mason Herron

As of May 24, 2016 at 5:00pm, 931,608 ballots have been mailed to registered voters throughout the county. 115,077 voters have voted (either by returning their ballot, or through early voting).

This equates to an overall voting rate of 9.88% among all ballots mailed.

Breaking down the ballots by party, total returns are comprised of 39.01% Republicans (6361% above registration), 42.20% Democrats (6.14%% above registration), and 18.79% independent (12.50% below registration).

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Poll shows Faulconer within striking distance of outright primary win

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
posted by Press Releases / Media Advisories

Interesting methodology at play in this San Diego mayoral poll, targeting Facebook users and cross-referencing them with the voter file.

The number of seniors included would seem to counter any push back IVN may get that older voters are less likely to be on Facebook, thus the results must be skewed in favor of younger and more left leaning voters.

Press Release

2016 PRIMARY ELECTION: MAYORAL POLL

San Diego County Ballot Returns – 5/23/2016

Monday, May 23, 2016
posted by Mason Herron

As of May 23, 2016 at 5:00pm, 928,331 ballots have been mailed to registered voters throughout the county. 91,739 voters have voted (either by returning their ballot, or through early voting).

This equates to an overall voting rate of 9.88% among all ballots mailed.

Breaking down the ballots by party, total returns are comprised of 38.86% Republicans (6.21% above registration), 42.13% Democrats (6.07%% above registration), and 19.01% independent (12.27% below registration).

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San Diego Young Republicans win national recognition

Saturday, May 21, 2016
posted by Rostra General Posts

A Message from the President

Congratulations SDYR!

I recently received word from one of our friends in the Young Republican National Federation that SDYR has won the award of ‘Small Chapter of the Year’ for 2015!

This is an unprecedented level of recognition from the national level!
It has truly been an honor to watch SDYR grow and flourish into the club it is today.

San Diego County Ballot Returns – 5/19/2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016
posted by Mason Herron

As of May 19, 2016 at 5:00pm, 927,729 ballots have been mailed to registered voters throughout the county. 58,779 voters have voted (either by returning their ballot, or through early voting).

This equates to an overall voting rate of 6.34% among all ballots mailed.

Breaking down the ballots by party, total returns are comprised of 38.64% Republicans (5.99% above registration), 41.81% Democrats (5.75%% above registration), and 19.55% independent (11.74% below registration).

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California gains another “superlative.”  We are ranked the worst state for “online access to government spending data.”  We make less spending data available than any other state.

Two things to note about this latest CA “award.”

1.  The study was done by U.S. PIRG, a decidedly left wing outfit that would LOVE to present the Golden State in a positive light.  Even they could not save California from itself.

San Diego County Ballot Returns – 5/18/2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
posted by Mason Herron

As of May 18, 2016 at 5:00pm, 926.901 ballots have been mailed to registered voters throughout the county. 44,878 voters have voted (either by returning their ballot, or through early voting).

This equates to an overall voting rate of 4.84% among all ballots mailed.

Breaking down the ballots by party, total returns are comprised of 38.65% Republicans (6.00% above registration), 41.45% Democrats (5.38%% above registration), and 19.91% independent (11.38% below registration). 

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San Diego County Ballot Returns – 5/17/2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
posted by Mason Herron

As of May 17, 2016 at 5:00pm, 925,522 ballots have been mailed to registered voters throughout the county. 28,942 voters have voted (either by returning their ballot, or through early voting).

This equates to an overall voting rate of 3.12% among all ballots mailed.

Breaking down the ballots by party, total returns are comprised of 38.66% Republicans (6.01% above registration), 41.43% Democrats (5.37%% above registration), and 19.91% independent (11.38% below registration).

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We have been pretty quiet since the San Diego Tax & Spend Republicans joined with the Democrats to pass the SANDAG Sky Gondola Tax. The Donald Trump Reality Show has pulled eyeballs away from local issues so the San Diego Tax & Spend Republicans received little criticism since they voted to put it on the ballot. We wanted to send them one last life line before the “no new taxes” coalition fights the Sky Gondola Tax ballot proposition and targets the San Diego Tax and Spend Republicans in November.

Transparency Please

Monday, May 16, 2016
posted by Eric Andersen

roberts 2If one desires to be a “tax and spend” Republican so be it, but own it.

transparent adjective |trans-par-ent, able to be seen through, easy to notice or understand, honest and open: not secretive.

On Friday the SANDAG board met to draft ballot language for their sales tax increase. The draft ballot argument reads as follows…

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ROAD REPAIR, TRAFFIC RELIEF, SAFETY AND WATER QUALITY

PROTECTION MEASURE.

Shall an ordinance be adopted to:

San Diego County Gun Owners in New Video: Don’t Elect Kristin Gaspar

Monday, May 16, 2016
posted by San Diego County Gun Owners

San Diego – San Diego County Gun Owners PAC (SDCGO) has launched its first political video just in time for absentee voters and the message is clear: Don’t vote for Kristine Gaspar for County Board of Supervisors.

Taxpayers Association opposes attack on pension reform

Monday, May 16, 2016
posted by Press Releases / Media Advisories

Press Release

SDCTA urges Mayor Faulconer to reject request from unions seeking to overturn Proposition B

SAN DIEGO (May 16, 2016)—Government employee unions have ramped up their attacks of voter-approved pension reform by seeking to overturn the law through a backroom deal. In a letter to Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council, attorneys representing the unions asked the City to overrule the will of the voters and water down or eliminate pension reform.

 

The best state?  Texas.  Again.

Here are some CEO comments concerning California that the magazine highlighted:

Liberal demand for “safe places” doesn’t extend to safe bathrooms

Saturday, May 14, 2016
posted by Vito Andolini

Hypocrisy unleashed.

“I’m sure his intent was innocent. I’m sure he really felt that he belonged in the women’s restroom and the little girl was somehow oppressing him, which caused the confusion, resulting in his hands ending up around her neck.”

Man who choked 8-year-old girl in women’s restroom stokes alarm over transgender access

Scott Lewis digs into the details of a battle for control of the Dem Central Committee between labor strongman Mickey Kasparian and Councilmember David Alvarez, along with the latter’s cause getting an assist from the Lincoln Club’s David Malcolm.

It’s a fight worthy of a political wonk’s wet dream.

Read it at Voice of San Diego

Trump: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Saturday, May 14, 2016
posted by Bob Siegel

Written by Bob Siegel and originally published by Communities Digital News

SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2016 — It happened. Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee. Now the liberal media is salivating because they are so sure Hillary will beat him. The GOP golf and country club establishment is aghast because they are also sure Hillary will beat him.

Actually, a few of the latter want to be sure Hillary wins. Yes, some of these elitist GOP pundits are calling for Republicans to stay home, consequently throwing the election to Hillary for the sake of “keeping our Republican party pure.”

Video: Dave Roberts broke our trust

Friday, May 13, 2016
posted by Mail & Ad Fairy

With the June Primary Election underway, Carl DeMaio is hosting candidate debates and interviews all month long and is offering endorsements to candidates and positions.

Carl’s Endorsements – Candidates, Judges and Initiatives (click here)

Candidate Debates (click here), including the following:

  • Debate – District 1 City Council
  • Debate – District 3 City Council
  • Debate – San Diego City Attorney
  • Debate – San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3
  • Debate – US Congress, District 52

The Donald Snubs The Duncan

Thursday, May 12, 2016
posted by Brian Brady

East County Congressman Duncan Hunter was one of the first to back reality TV star turned presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Trump went to DC and snubbed Hunter and Hunter is pissed about it:

His most ardent congressional backers, however, asked his campaign several times for a few minutes with the candidate, too. They thought it would energize the team running traps to whip support for him in Washington. They also wanted Trump to meet with a core group of committee chairs they thought would make for powerful future allies.

Who will be Trump’s VP?

Thursday, May 12, 2016
posted by Elliot Schroeder

What calculations go into a Vice President pick? Ben Carson, may have weighed in during his short time on the vetting team. Over the past few campaigns, VPs weren’t picked on their ability to succeed the Presidential candidate but to add credibility to the ticket. Here are a few reasons why VPs were picked in past elections:

OB Rag dismayed that non-leftists actually took part in poll

Thursday, May 12, 2016
posted by Thor's Assistant

from the OB Rag…

Faulconer Supporters Swamp OB Rag Mayoral Poll – Republicans Out Vote Democrats 2 to 1

Mayor Beats Both Harris and Saldana Combined in Apparent Spike in GOP Visitors to OB Rag

In an unusual – but not unknown – twist for an OB Rag poll, it appears that supporters of the main Republican candidate for San Diego mayor – incumbent Kevin Faulconer – swamped the mayoral poll over the weekend, skewing the results. In the final tally for the week-long poll, Faulconer had a higher total than both other major candidates combined.

Businessman John Renison Picks Up Key Local Endorsements

Thursday, May 12, 2016
posted by Press Releases - Media Advisories

El Cajon Mayor, Coronado Councilman Support 39th Senate District Candidate

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (May 12, 2016) —- Businessman John Renison of Coronado today announced key local endorsements for his 39th Senate District run, including El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and Coronado City Councilman and Mayoral candidate Richard Bailey.  The Republican will square off against Democrat Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) in the 39th Senate District. The incumbent, Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego), has dropped out of the race.

John Renison

A common gun control canard is that “guns cause suicides.” They point to our nation’s high gun ownership rate, and our “resulting” high incidence of suicide.

Only one problem — the U.S. DOES NOT HAVE A HIGH SUICIDE RATE. Japan, which bans guns, has a suicide rate more than double ours.

Indeed, among the 26 OECD “civilized” countries — ALL of which have much lower rates of gun ownership — the U.S. has the 9th lowest suicide rate.

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