Friday Night Election Results - 1,648 Votes Left
Below you will find the results of the Registrar of Voters ballot counts through 5:00 p.m. today. It's my understanding that the staff will be counting Saturday, but no word on Sunday. It is presumed that they are on schedule to meet the mandatory deadline of all ballots counted and the election certified by December 8th - next Thursday. There remain only 1,648 ballots left to count as of today. You can read the full Orange County election results at the ROV site, HERE.
COSTA MESA CITY COUNCIL
Incumbent Sandy Genis leads John Stephens by 224 votes. Stephens leads former mayor Allan Mansoor by 2,681 votes. Mansoor leads Mayor Steve Mensinger by 528 for the final seat. Jay Humphrey trails Mensinger by 102 votes. Lee Ramos and Al Melone trail the field.
COSTA MESA SANITARY DISTRICT
Incumbent Jim Ferryman leads the pack, ahead of his fellow incumbent, Art Perry, by 3,598 votes. Perry leads challenger and former member Gary Monahan by 4,707 votes. Jim Fitzpatrick and Christopher Luntsford trail the field. At a meeting of the CMSD Board today the winners were installed. Apparently they follow a different set of rules and can, and have, sworn-in winners before the Registrar of Voters has certified the races.
MESA WATER DISTRICT
Incumbent Jim Fisler is trouncing challenger Alex Reich.
Measure Y, the citizen-generated Smart Growth Initiative, is passing with an insurmountable lead - more than 2-1. Measure Z, the City-generated initiative designed to fool the voters is also passing, but by a much smaller margin.
FAIRVIEW PARK ISSUES
Measure AA, the citizen-generated initiative designed to protect Fairview Park from development, is passing by an astounding margin - well beyond 2-1. Measure BB, the City-generated measure designed to confuse the voters, is failing at the polls.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ISSUES
Both citizen-generated Medical Marijuana sales issues - Measures V and W - are failing at the polls badly. Measure X, the City-generated measure with no retail sales element, is passing.
This measure, hijacked by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and converted from a measure designed to enhance the voting opportunities for the Costa Mesa Latino community into one that actually dilutes that opportunity, is passing by more than a 2-1 margin. This measure is for 6 voting districts and a directly-elected mayor - a scheme NONE of the participants in the consultants workshops wanted - not a single person preferred it.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF CMSD BY MESA WATER
This meaningless advisoery measure, which has no power at all, was foisted upon the voters by the Board of the Mesa Water District in an attempt to sway the voters into even considering the consolidation (takeover) of Mesa Water and the Costa Mesa Sanitary District. It is passing.
COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
All incumbents in these races are soundly thumping their challengers
NEWPORT MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
All incumbents in these three races are winning soundly. The old guard prevails.
74TH STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
Matt Harper has crushed Karina Onofre.
37TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT
John Moorlach has whipped Ari Grayson.
48TH UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE
Dana Rohrabacher has prevailed over challenger Dr. Suzanne Savary.
WHAT'S LEFT TO COUNT?
Estimate of Ballots Left to Count - 1,648
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Left to Count - 28
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned at the Polls Left to Count - 63
Provisionals Left to Count - 1,557
Election Day Paper Ballots Left to Count - 0
Eligible Vote-by-Mail Ballots Received After Election Day Left to Count - 0