Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Local Election Results as of 5:00 PM, 11/22/16


GETTING CLOSE - NEXT RESULTS POSTED TOMORROW EVENING
Here are the local election results as of 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  You can read the full Orange County results HERE.  The next update will be tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23, 2016 after 5:00 p.m.  There will be no counting done on Thanksgiving Day nor on Friday following.  There remain 61,649 votes left to count.

COSTA MESA CITY COUNCIL
Sandy Genis still leads John Stephens by 228 votes.  Stephens leads Allan Mansoor by 2,524 votes.  Mansoor leads Mayor Steve Mensinger by 499 votes.  Mensinger leads Jay Humphrey by 63 votes.  Lee Ramos and Al Melone trail the field.
COSTA MESA SANITARY DISTRICT
Jim Ferryman and Art Perry continue to hold solid leads over all challengers.  Perry leads Gary Monahan by 4,839 votes.  Jim Fitzpatrick trails Monahan by 2,499.  Christopher Luntsford trails.
MESA WATER DISTRICT
Incumbent Jim Fisler still leads challenger Alex Reich by 1,507 votes.
GROWTH ISSUES
 The citizen-generated Measure Y - the Smart Growth Initiative - is passing by more than a 2-1 margin.  Measure Z, the City-generated measure designed to confuse voters is also passing, but trails Measure Y by more than 5,000 votes.
FAIRVIEW PARK ISSUES
The citizen-generated Measure AA, designed to protect Fairview Park, is passing by more than a 2-1 margin.  The City-generated Measure BB, designed to confuse the voters is failing.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ISSUES
Both citizen-generated medical marijuana initiatives are failing badly.  Measure X, the City-generated measure to theoretically compete with them is passing.
VOTE-BY-DISTRICTS
The vote-by-district measure that was hijacked by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer to create 6 voting districts AND add a directly-elected mayor is passing handily.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER BY MESA WATER OF THE CMSD 
 This bogus, meaningless measure put on the ballot by the Mesa Water board to snooker the voters into thinking favorably about consolidation of Mesa Water and the CMSD is passing.
COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
 All incumbents in these races are holding their seats by solid margins.
NEWPORT MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
 All NMUSD incumbents are holding solid leads for their seats.
74TH STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
 Matt Harper will defeat Karina Onofre
37TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT
John Moorlach will defeat Ari Grayson
48TH UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT
Dana Rohrabacher will defeat Dr. Suzanne Savary
WHAT'S LEFT TO COUNT?
Total Ballots Left to Count - 61,649
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Left to Count - 422
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned at the Polls Left to Count - 627
Provisionals Left to Count - 60,282
Election Day Paper Left to Count - 56
Eligible Vote-by-Mail Ballots Left to Count -262

NEXT REPORT TOMORROW, THEN A COUPLE DAYS OFF WHILE THEY REST
So, we have just over 61,000 Orange County votes left to count.  This is the heavy slogging part of this process.  There will be results posted tomorrow, then Neal Kelley and his band of merry minions will take a couple days off.  We're told they will be counting the weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Good for them... and for us.


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