North County Post-Election Recap

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This is my column this week in The Coast News… Northbound: Post-Election Recap By Vince Vasquez   As an elections analyst, one of my personal axioms I like to share is that, every election cycle, we learn something new about voters, and their relationship with the voting process. That was certainly true in North County for this presidential general election. …

November 2016 Election: High Turnout, Ballot Drop-off an “X” Factor

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November 2016 Election: High Turnout, Ballot Drop-off an “X” Factor More than 442,000 ballots are projected to be cast on Election Day SAN DIEGO – On the eve of Election Day, Vince Vasquez, an independent elections analyst, projects a high turnout rate in San Diego County, and some potential surprises emerging in down ballot races due to “voter drop off.” …

It’s Time to Legalize Safe and Sane Fireworks in North County

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As we approach Independence Day, North County residents should consider restoring an old American tradition – permitting the sale and use of safe and sane fireworks for fun and family entertainment. “Safe and sane” refers to fireworks that do not explode or fly; it does not include firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles, or any explosive, airborne projectiles. Think sparklers, smoke …