Chippin' Away At The Votes
THEY JUST KEEP ON NIBBLING AWAY AT THE VOTES
The Registrar of Voters Office posted new results today, Saturday, November 26th and, according to their site, the next report will be Monday, November 28th. There remain 44,478 total Orange County votes left to count. You can see all the results for the OC Races HERE.
COSTA MESA CITY COUNCIL
Sandy Genis retains a 221 vote lead over John Stephens, who, in turn, holds a 2,532 lead over Allan Mansoor. Mayor Steve Mensinger trails Mansoor by 510 votes for the third seat. Jay Humphrey is only 54 votes behind Mensinger. Lee Ramos and Al Melone trail the field.
COSTA MESA SANITARY DISTRICT
Incumbents Jim Ferryman and Art Perry hold commanding leads for the two seats available. Gary Monahan trails Perry by 4,815 votes. Jim Fitzpatrick and Christopher Luntsford trail the field.
MESA WATER DISTRICT
Incumbent Jim Fislers lead has not changed on challenger Alex Reich.
Measure Y, the citizen-generated Smart Growth Initiative, continues to pass by more than a 2-1 margin. Measure Z, the City-generated measure designed to deceive the voters is passing, but with many fewer votes than Measure Y
FAIRVIEW PARK ISSUES
Measure AA, the citizen-generated initiative designed to protect Fairview Park from development of any type, continues to pass by an ever-growing margin - well beyond 2-1. Measure BB, the City-generated measure designed to confuse and deceive voters, is failing at the polls.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ISSUES
Both citizen-generated measures to permit the sale of medical marijuana in the city - Measures V and W - are both failing at the polls by sizable margins. Measure X, the City-generated measure to restrict medical marijuana activities to a small corner of northern Costa Mesa - with no retail sales permitted - is passing by a more than 2-1 margin.
This measure, the vote-by-districts measure placed on the ballot as a result of a legal settlement, was hijacked by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and was expanded to form 6 voter districts AND include a directly-elected mayor. This, too, is passing by a 2-1 margin.
MESA WATER HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF THE CMSD
This meaningless measure, placed on the ballot by the Mesa Water District Board of Directors to try to snooker the voters into "approving" the consolidation of Mesa Water and the Costa Mesa Sanitary District, is passing. Fortunately, it means absolutely nothing. Any consideration of consolidation of the two special districts will be the purview of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).
COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
All incumbents in these races have wide margins on their challengers.
NEWPORT MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Incumbents in these races are also holding significant margins over the challengers.
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?
Estimate of Ballots Left to Count - 44,478
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Left to Count - 16
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned at the Polls Left to Count - 91
Provisionals Left to Count - 44,315
Election Day Paper Ballots Left to Count - 56
Eligible Vote-by-Mail Ballots Received After Election Day Left to Count - 0
NEXT REPORT MONDAY NIGHT
I expect the next report will be Monday evening, so I will report the results then. They only managed to count about 10% of the remaining votes for this report, so it's still likely that the completion will stretch to their deadline of December 8th.
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