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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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In addition, please see the graph below for a breakdown of ballot returns by party over the first several days (City of San Diego).

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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.

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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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In addition, please see the graph below for a breakdown of ballot returns by party over the first several days (City of San Diego).

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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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In addition, please see the graph below for a breakdown of ballot returns by party over the first three days (City of San Diego).

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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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In addition, please see the graph below for a breakdown of ballot returns by party over the first three days (City of San Diego).

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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.

2.  Three states earned an “F” score in the ratings.  But CA won that match-up — it wasn’t close.  Looking at the numerical scores, the 49th state (Alaska) is still 26.5% better than California.

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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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The best state?  Texas.  Again.

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

CEO Comments

  • “California currently produces our highest unit costs of any state in the country for our high-end commercial construction output.”
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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

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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.

Sigh. Facts are such troubling things.

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We Mean What We Say: #NeverTrump

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
posted by Ryan T. Darby

Support your local and congressional candidates this election, but we’re better off without Donald Trump.

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, his supporters are attacking Republicans who refuse to vote for the Donald––Not voting for Trump is a vote for Hillary! is their inevitable cacophony.

I dislike Hillary Clinton as much as the next Republican––she’s a flagrantly corrupt, morally bankrupt, and grossly incompetent liberal Democrat. Sadly, the record shows that Donald Trump is probably no better, and may be a whole lot worse. Indeed, Trump is an unstable, dishonest liberal populist with a poor moral compass and authoritarian leanings whose understanding of government fluctuates from mortifyingly ignorant to frighteningly authoritarian. I’ve taken the time to summarize some of his biggest frauds and failings with comprehensive citations just so we’re clear.

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Doug Manchester among selected Trump delegates from San Diego

Monday, May 9, 2016
posted by Thor's Assistant

Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Darrell Issa, State Senator Joel Anderson, and former San Diego Union-Tribune Publisher and real estate developer Doug Manchester are included on the list of Donald Trump delegates to this Summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Here’s the link to the entire list of California delegates for both the Trump and Ted Cruz campaigns, as provided to the Secretary of State. Cruz has since ended his bid for the White House.

Following is the list of San Diego area delegates, by Congressional District:

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Officially Endorsed Democrat Candidate is a Cyber Creep

Friday, May 6, 2016
posted by Scaramanga

One wonders what San Diego County Democratic Party Chairman Francine Busby thinks about her officially endorsed candidate for San Diego City Council District 5 posting this gem about teachers having sexual relationships with their students? #stayclassy

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Yesterday I fielded one of those automated voter polls concerning the San Diego downtown stadium. The recorded voice read the glowing summary of how many things the stadium would do for the city, and said that the cost would be borne (entirely) by a higher hotel tax. None of the many arguments against this boondoggle were presented. Then it asked how I would vote (oddly enough, their pitch did not sway me from my “hell no” position).

But expect the results of this push poll to appear shortly in the media, claiming high public support for this giveaway. It didn’t say who was behind the poll, but suffice it to say that it was downtown stadium proponents.

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San Diego Campaign Fundraising Roundup: 1/1 – 4/23

Friday, April 29, 2016
posted by Mason Herron

Please see the attached links for an overview of campaign fundraising throughout San Diego County for the period of 1/1/2016 – 4/23/2016. Included here are only competitive races for Supervisor District 3, City of San Diego races, and Chula Vista District 4. Enjoy!

PDF version

Excel version

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Rather than waiting for the new California $15 state minimum wage law to be phased in over five years, UC Berkeley decided to accelerate its own minimum wage to $15, starting this coming September (2016).

Naturally the Progressives celebrated. Shortly after making that decision, the administration announced the layoff of 500 workers, as the school now has a $150 million deficit to contend with. 

Can someone explain to me how a organization bleeding a $150 million annual deficit planned to pay for a 50% minimum wage increase? Do they teach Economics 101 at Berkeley?

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Here’s an upbeat (if rather bizarre) story from a California jail.  When faced with an inmate security problem in the Santa Clara County jail, there was the $20,000,000, two year government solution, and then there was the $761.24, one week Costco solution.  Kudos to the sheriff for making the right call, and putting it on her own credit card!

But sadly, this story has a dark side.  The prison guard union president decried the sheriff’s “unilateral” purchase because “it hurts morale.”  Not clear why.  Never mind that the guards recently had beaten to death a mentally ill inmate under questionable circumstances and away from cameras.

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“Equal Pay Day” — the day in April when women supposedly have to work before reaching parity with men’s pay — is perhaps the biggest hoax in progressive economics.  And that’s saying something!

Yet the press seldom looks at the bogus math behind the claim that women make only 77% of what a man makes doing the same job.  Even President Obama’s official White House website repeats the same canard, and it seems the press never questions the administration about this false claim.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/equal-pay

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Republican John Renison Announces 39th Senate District Run

Monday, April 11, 2016
posted by Press Releases - Media Advisories

John Renison of Coronado today announced his candidacy for California state Senate. 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.

An entrepreneur and family man, the start-up whiz revolutionized shipping with Piggyback Technologies. Piggyback connects people to goods by combining crowd-shipping technology with traditional courier based model services. In just seven months, the service has spread to five cities.

John Renison

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ESCONDIDO — A massive investment proposed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) has little support among the City Council.

During its regular meeting Wednesday, Mayor Sam Abed shredded the aggressive plan to invest $18.2 billion as part of San Diego Forward, a regional transportation initiative looking toward 2050.

Read it all.

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The five reasons why San Diego pro sports teams are perennial losers — in the past, present and particularly in the future.  Taxes play a big part in this tradition.

San Diego is a great place to play outdoor sports — terrific weather, low humidity, little rain (let alone snow) and no wind.  But for a star professional athlete making big bucks, economically San Diego is a bad choice.   And recently it’s been getting worse.

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz did an interview with Carl DeMaio on NewsRadio 600 KOGO where he talks about his campaign and several issues important to San Diegans.

Listen to the interview here.

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Despite the spin from the Chargers (and some really bad reporting by several outlets), there are 8 big problems with the stadium proposal. Read all about it – and spread the news!

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