As the John McCann, Chula Vista City Council election has shown, every vote counts in San Diego County elections.
The race has also shown the need (1) for poll observers to be present at every single precinct polling place in San Diego County and (2) that our Republican candidates need to have lawyers present during the primary and general elections and also in or around the Registrar of Voters thereafter to ensure the integrity of the election process.
The Left Redefining Thanksgiving, “Are You Kidding Me?”
SACRAMENTO, CA – This week, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) wishes you a “Happy Thanksgiving,” and asks everyone to give thanks, and to remember the first thanksgiving in 1621 celebrated by both Native Americans and the settlers in gratitude for a successful harvest. In his Thanksgiving Proclamation, George Washington said, “to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws.” Assemblyman Jones says, “America was founded upon these beliefs, and each year we remember that during the Thanksgiving holiday. This Thanksgiving I urge you and your family to give thanks and to remember the rich history which got us to this place.”
Voice: City Staff Forgot to Mention Major Change to Belmont Park Lease — City staff’s public report on the new deal failed to mention that investing in park improvements were no longer required.
SDUT: Cyclists faulted most in bike-car crashes — Should bikes give cars three feet of space?
NBC 7: Altercation between candidate McCann and activist in Chula Vista — “Petty Politics Sinking To A New Low?”
Rostra’s Barry Jantz: What’s next in the Chula Vista vote count? — Counting complete, McCann and Padilla remain TIED
Voice: More 911 Relief Could Be on Its Way — Faulconer wants to add more two-person crews
Taking Longer to Build than America’s Cross-Country Train,
“Are You Kidding Me?”
Updated Thursday 4:55 pm…
With all countywide votes in the hopper, it remains tied. The “final,” same as yesterday:
CITY OF CHULA VISTA CITY COUNCIL
STEVE PADILLA 18450 50.00 %
JOHN McCANN 18450 50.00 %
I’ve asked the Registrar of Voters (ROV) for some clarity:
- What’s the recount process, if one is pursued?
- One or the other candidate can pay for one?
- They can agree to share in the cost?
Tonight, President Obama will make an announcement on immigration. Early indications include a delay in deportations for up to 5 million. This comes after a bruising mid-term election where many pundits claim that inaction on immigration discouraged Latinos from voting.
To hear mass media tell it our lines are drawn into two camps: Those that favor a looser immigration and those that wants more restriction. These portrayals get flavored by things like a large wall, suffering children, drug violence, and day laborers. One side is portrayed as mean, the other as sympathetic.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of San Diego (RLCSD) was founded in 2012 to advance individual rights, limited government and free enterprise within the San Diego area, the state of California and the Republican Party. It is an officially chartered chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus, founded in 1991 as a 527 political organization.
FlashReport Publisher Jon Fleischman’s Commentary
SDUT: Senator Mark Wyland: ‘Time to move on’ from Capitol — “Colleagues on both sides of the aisle say the Capitol will lose a champion for education who is respected for his commitment to civic duty.”
Rostra’s Friday UPDATE… Chula Vista: John McCann now leads by 46 votes – It appears to be over. Appears.
LGBT Weekly: On to the 2016 elections! — Who’s looking at what seats?
Friday 11/14/14 4:25 p.m. Update…
JOHN McCANN 18,370 50.06%
STEVE PADILLA 18,324 49.94%
Only 29 votes were added to the count in Chula Vista today. John McCann earned 13 of them, Steve Padilla got 16.
McCann still leads by 46 votes.
The reports from Derrick Roach and others observing the process are that the bulk of the additional ballots were those cast by touch screen voting machines, with no other ballots left to count in Chula Vista. There are, however, about 7,500 ballots left throughout the county.
by Michael Schwartz
A development yesterday in a local federal court case will have far reaching implications when it comes to your gun rights.
Peruta v. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore is a federal Ninth Circuit court case that was brought against the Sheriff for his policies regarding issuing a concealed weapon permit.
SACRAMENTO, CA – In Assemblyman Jones’ latest “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, he reacts in strong opposition to the passage of Proposition 47, which took effect immediately. After last Tuesday’s election, convicted felons may have their convictions lowered to a misdemeanor for such things as forgery, fraud, possession of drugs, and theft of a firearm. Assemblyman Jones says, “The ramifications of this new proposition will put our neighborhoods at risk. It is apparent now more than ever that we must defend and protect the right to keep and bear arms.”
A huge victory was won for liberty in the San Diego City Council Chamber two days ago — the rent seekers lost the battle to keep competition down. The San Diego City Council voted to lift the artificial “cap” on city licensing of taxicabs.
Catchin’ up after the long holiday weekend? The last three post-election Roundups, with all the Peters-DeMaio links…
Todd Bosnich arrested…
Scott Lewis tries to get to the bottom of the CA 52 muck…
This Thursday I will be a guest co-host of KOGO Radio from 1-4pm with “Sully” Sullivan.
I need some topic ideas – so send me topics YOU want to talk about – firstname.lastname@example.org
Paying tribute to those that have served…
The last two post-election Roundups, with all the Peters-DeMaio links…
San Diego County and some State Miscellaneous…
Some new numbers from the Registrar of Voters, with about 28,000 ballots left to tally county-wide:
Scott Peters now leads Carl DeMaio by 5,430 votes, 51.44 to 48.56 percent. Since the Friday night update when Peters was at 51.25 percent, 7,871 ballots were added to the total (188,200 counted thus far). Peters received just under 56 percent of the additional votes since Friday. DeMaio conceded the race today.
Mayor, Imperial Beach
This is a first for me, I don’t remember seeing an actual exactly tied ballot count before, but I’m certain the candidates are glad there’s (despite what the AP says) 74,000 provisional / AB ballots yet to be counted.
Question: What happens if the I.B. Mayoral election results in an actual tie when all is said and done?
CITY OF IMPERIAL BEACH MAYOR
Vote for: 1
Peters wins, while significant post-election questions surface…
“If this were a House of Cards storyline, we’d find it really enjoyable, but we’d also be thinking how unrealistic the whole thing is.” –Barry Jantz, via Twitter
“Based on the … information I believe Todd Bosnich burglarized the Carl DeMaio campaign office…” –SDPD report, from the U-T San Diego article by Greg Moran linked below