Monday, November 28, 2016

Local Election Results As Of 11/28/16


RACES REMAIN ABOUT THE SAME
Here are your Costa Mesa election results as of Monday, November 28, 2016 at the 5:00 p.m. release.  I'm told by representatives of the Registrar of Voters Office that they did, indeed, work both Saturday and Sunday and the results shown below represent two hard days work.  There remain 34,919 Orange County votes to be counted.  You can view all the Orange County races HERE.

COSTA MESA CITY COUNCIL
Both Sandy Genis and John Stephens hold large leads.  Genis is 221 votes ahead of Stephens.  He holds a 2,564 vote lead of Allan Mansoor.  Mansoor leads Mayor Steve Mensinger by 519 votes.  Jay Humphrey trails Mensinger by only 43 votes.  Lee Ramos and Al Melone trail the field.
COSTA MESA SANITARY DISTRICT
Incumbents Jim Ferryman and Art Perry are soundly defeating challengers for their seats.  Perry holds a 4,807 vote lead over Gary Monahan.  Jim Fitzpatrick and Christopher Luntsford trail the field.
MESA WATER DISTRICT
Incumbent Jim Fisler is soundly defeating challenger Alex Reich.
GROWTH ISSUES
Measure Y, the citizen-generated Smart Growth Initiative, is winning by a 2-1 margin.  The City-generated Measure Z, designed to fool the voters is passing, but by a much smaller margin.
FAIRVIEW PARK ISSUES
Measure AA, the citizen-generated intiative designed to protect Fairview Park from development, is passing by much more than a 2-1 margin.  Measure BB, the City-generated measure designed to fool the voters, is failing at the ballot box.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ISSUES
Measures V and W - the two citizen-generated initiatives, are both failing badly at the polls.  Measure X, the city-generated measure which has no retail sales element, is passing.
VOTE-BY-DISTRICTS
This measure, which creates vote-by-districts, was hijacked by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and now includes 6 districts PLUS a directly-elected mayor.  It is passing.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF CMSD BY MESA WATER 
This meaningless measure, placed on the ballot by the Mesa Water District Board to snooker the voters into expressing approval for a possible merger with the Costa Mesa Sanitary District, is passing.  Fortunately, it means NOTHING.  It's up to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) to launch this process.
COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
All incumbents in these three races are winning by wide margins.
NEWPORT MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
All incumbents in these races are also holding onto their seats, but with smaller 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 - 34,919
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Left to Count - 92
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned at the Polls Left to Count -91
Provisionals Left to Count - 34,680
Election Day Paper Ballots Left to Count - 56
Eligible Vote-by-Mail Ballots Received After Election Day Left to Count - 0

NEXT REPORT TOMORROW EVENING
The next report will be tomorrow, November 29th, after 5:00 p.m.  As of today there is no estimate as to a completion date other than the Registrar of Voters MUST complete the count by December 8, 2016.

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