Last Day Of November Election Results
STILL CHIPPING AWAY AT THE BALLOTS
Today is the last day of November, 2016 and we're still counting votes from the November 8th election. The deadline for the counting to be completed and the election certified is December 8th. Below you will find results of interest to most Costa Mesans through this date, as of the 5:00 p.m. release by the Registrar of Voters. They took another big bite out of the remaining votes, counting 8,830 ballots, and now there are only 18,798 ballots left to count. You can see the complete results page for Orange County HERE.
COSTA MESA CITY COUNCIL
Sandy Genis continues to lead the way, with John Stephens 219 votes behind. Allan Mansoor is 2,680 votes behind Stephens. Mayor Steve Mensinger has lost ground and now trails Mansoor by 502 votes for the third seat. Jay Humphrey continues to lose ground to Mensinger and now trails him by 176 votes. Lee Ramos and Al Melone are far back.
COSTA MESA SANITARY DISTRICT
Again, incumbents Jim Ferryman and Art Perry have solid leads on the rest of the field. Gary Monahan trails Perry by 4,705 votes. Jim Fitzpatrick and Christopher Luntsford trail the field.
MESA WATER DISTRICT
Incumbent Jim Fisler holds a commanding lead over challenger Alex Reich.
Measure Y, the citizen-generated Smart Growth Initiative, is passing by more than a 2-1 margin. Measure Z, the City-generated measure 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, continues to pass by a large, and growing, margin - well beyond 2-1. Measure BB, the City-generated measure designed to fool voters, is failing.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ISSUES
The two citizen-generated initiatives, Measures V and W, are failing badly at the polls. Measure X, the City-generated measure with no retail sales element, is passing.
This measure, hijacked by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer, which now has 6 voting districts AND a directly-elected mayor, is passing.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF CMSD BY MESA WATER
This meaningless advisory measure placed on the ballot by the Mesa Water Board is passing.
COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
All incumbents in these three races are holding their seats by wide margins over challengers.
NEWPORT MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
All incumbents in these three races are leading their challengers by wide margins.
74TH STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
Matt Harper will defeat Karina Onofre
37TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT
John Moorlach will defeat Ari Grayson
48TH UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE
Dana Rohrabacher will defeat Dr. Suzanne Savary
WHAT'S LEFT TO COUNT?
Estimate of Ballots Left to Count - 18,798
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Left to Count - 92
Vote-by-mail Ballots Returned at the Polls Left to Count - 63
Provisionals Left to Count - 18,587
Election Day Paper Ballots Left to Count - 56
Eligible Vote-by-Mail Ballots Received After Election Day Left to Count - 0
ON TRACK TO FINISH ON TIME
With fewer than 19,000 votes remaining to be counted county-wide, it certainly appears the Registrar of Voters and his team will complete their task and finish counting and certify the election by December 8, 2016. We'll continue to report each time there is a new result, usually just after 5:00 p.m. each evening.
Labels: 2016 Election