Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Election Results as of 5:00 p.m., November 29, 2016

 LATEST NUMBERS HERE
The Orange County Registrar of Voters released new numbers in the local elections at 5:00 today.  The following images show you the new numbers for the local races.  There remain only 27,624  votes to be counted.  You can read all the Orange County race results at the ROV page, HERE.

COSTA MESA CITY COUNCIL
Sandy Genis holds a 219 vote lead over John Stephens.  Stephens holds a 2,690 vote lead over Allan Mansoor.  Mansoor holds a 496 vote lead over Mayor Steve Mensinger for the last seat on the council.  Jay Humphrey trails Mensinger by 131 votes.  Lee Ramos and Al Melone trail the field.
COSTA MESA SANITARY DISTRICT
Incumbents Jim Ferryman and Art Perry hold commanding leads and will retain their seats.  Gary Monahan trails Perry by 4,752 votes and Jim Fitzpatrick and Christopher Luntsford trail the field.
MESA WATER DISTRICT
Incumbent Jim Fisler has a commanding lead over challenger Alex Reich.
GROWTH MEASURES
Measure Y, the citizen-generated Smart Growth Initiative, holds a more than 2-1 lead.  Measure Z, the City-generated issue designed to confuse the voters, is passing, but by a much smaller margin.
FAIRVIEW PARK MEASURES
Measure AA, the citizen-generated initiative designed to protect Fairview Park from development, is passing by an ever-growing margin - well beyond 2-1 and growing.  Measure BB, the City-generated measure designed to confuse voters, is failing at the polls.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ISSUES
Measures V and W, the two citizen-generated initiatives to authorize retail medical marijuana sales in the city, are both failing badly at the polls.  Measure X, the City-generated measure that ignores retail sales and authorized the manufacture, distribution, testing, etc., of Medical Marijuana in a small section in the north section of Costa Mesa, is passing.
VOTE-BY-DISTRICT
This issue, hijacked by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer, which creates 6 voter districts and ADDS a directly-elected mayor to the mix, is passing handily.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF CMSD BY MESA WATER DISTRICT
This insignificant, meaningless measure, placed on the ballot by the Mesa Water District Board to fool the voters into thinking that a takeover by Mesa Water of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District is a good idea, is passing.
COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
All incumbents in these three races hold commanding leads over their challengers.
NEWPORT MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
All incumbents in these three races are leading their challengers by significant margins.  Only Martha Fluor's lead over Amy Peters could be considered close, and there's a 1,661 margin in that one.
74TH STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
Matt Harper continues to hold a commanding lead over Karina Onofre
37TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT
John Moorlach holds an insurmountable lead over Ari Grayson
48TH UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE
Dana Rohrabacher will defeat Dr. Suzanne Savary
WHAT'S LEFT TO COUNT?
Estimate of Ballots Left to Count - 27,624
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Left to Count -  92
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned at the Polls Left to Count - 274
Provisionals Left to Count - 27,202
Election Day Paper Ballots Left to Count - 56
Eligible Vote-by-Mail Ballots Received After Election Day Left to Count - 0

NEXT UPDATE TOMORROW EVENING
The next update to these numbers will be after 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  Today they managed to knock out 10,295 ballots.  Neal Kelley will keep laying the whip to his hard-working crew and they will continue to count so they can certify the election by their deadline, December 8, 2016.

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