Local Election Results for November 17, 2016
Here are the most recent local election results, produced by the Orange County Registrar of Voters as of 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016. Even though Registrar Neal Kelley's folks have made great headway, there remain 122,028 Orange County votes to count. It is estimated by Kelley's staff that it will take well into the first week of December to complete the counting and certification. It is presumed that will be after the regularly-scheduled City Council meeting on December 6th, so a Special Meeting has already been scheduled on December 13th to receive the certified results and to announce the winners and officially name the new council members.
COSTA MESA CITY COUNCIL
The ratios remain about the same, although Sandy Genis is pulling away from John Stephens slightly. Stephens holds a 2,431 lead over Allan Mansoor. Mansoor extended his lead over Mayor Steve Mensinger to 491 votes. Jay Humphrey trails Mensinger by only 48 votes - sound familiar? Lee Ramos and Al Melone trail the field.
Incumbents Jim Ferryman and Art Perry hold commanding leads for the two positions available. Perry leads Gary Monahan by 4,702 votes. Jim Fitzpatrick and Christopher Luntsford trail the field.
MESA WATER DISTRICT
Incumbent Jim Fisler leads challenger Alex Reich by 1,477 votes.
Citizen-generated Measure Y, the so-called Smart Growth Initiative, is passing with a more than 2-1 margin. The City-generated Measure Z, designed to confuse the voters, is also passing, but with a much smaller margin.
FAIRVIEW PARK MEASURES
Citizen-generated Measure AA, created to protect Fairview Park from development, is passing with a huge margin - more than 2-1. Measure BB, the City-generated measure designed to confuse voters, is failing.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA MEASURES
Both citizen-generated Medical Marijuana initiatives, Measures V and W, are failing badly. Measure X, the City-generated measure designed to "compete" with those two, is passing by a substantial margin.
VOTING BY DISTRICTS
Unfortunately, Jim Righeimer's bogus hijacked measure is passing, so the City will be saddled with 6 voting districts PLUS a directly-elected mayor beginning in 2018.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER BY MESA WATER OF CMSD
This bogus advisory measure foisted on the voters by the Mesa Water District Board is passing, but not by a huge margin.
NEWPORT MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
All incumbents in these three races continue to hold substantial leads over their challengers.
COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
All incumbents in these three races hold large leads over their challengers.
74TH STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
Matt Harper will beat Karina Onofre in this race.
37TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT
John Moorlach will beat Ari Grayson in this race.
48TH UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE
Dana Rohrabacher will beat Dr. Suzanne Savary in this race.
WHAT'S LEFT TO COUNT?
Estimate of Ballots Left To Count - 122,028
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Left to Count - 4,277
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned at the Polls Left To Count - 1,128
Provisionals Left To Count - 94,106
Election Day Paper Ballots Left to Count - 22,500
Eligible Vote-by-Mail Ballots Received After Election Day Left to Count - 262
Labels: 2016 Election