Thursday, November 06, 2014

Righeimer Stretches Lead Over Humphrey to 112

OK, here's how it looks now.  If you want to check the Registrar of Voters site, click HERE.

Jay Humphrey lost ground to Righeimer significantly in today's tallying.  He now trails the mayor by 112 votes.  Katrina Foley continues to hold a commanding lead and each of the other candidates picked up a few votes, too.  Foley gained 479 votes.  Righeimer gained 435.  Humphrey gained only 341 during today's counting.  Lee Ramos picked up 305.  Tony Capitelli gained only 89.  Al Melone gained 84.  Rita Simpson gained 80 and Chris Bunyan picked up only 52, to continue to bring up the rear.

If you combine the votes cast for Foley and Humphrey you get 12,893.  If you combine those cast for Righeimer and Ramos you get you get 9,893.  Those numbers are not significant, but interesting to observe. 

According to the ROV website, there remains 106,513 votes left to count.  All the vote-by-mail ballots have been counted.  There remains 38,513 provisional ballots to count and 62208 vote-by-mail ballots returned at the polls are uncounted at this time.  The last guess by Neal Kelley, the Registrar of Voters, made was that the count would be complete by November 14th.  So, we have a week and a half of agony left with lots of votes remaining to be counted.

No change to speak of in the Measure "O" race.  It is still being soundly thrashed.  Not surprised.  So far, 14,616 votes have been tallied in this race.
No change to speak of in the insignificant, irrelevant and unusable information from the Measure P tally.  So far, 14,814 votes have been counted in this race.
One of the interesting aspects of the Costa Mesa races is that virtually all other cities around us, throughout the county and state AND nationally, MY Republican Party has made major inroads.  That makes me smile.  Not in good old Costa Mesa, though.  Here, the party apparatus - "managed" by Righeimer's version of Scott Baugh's mantra - is a miserable failure!  All the candidates associated with the Riganistas in local races, except Shawn Dewane for the Orange County Water District seat he already held and possibly Righeimer, didn't just fail, but failed in epic style!  How do we explain that?


One might assume that Righeimer and his second attempt at a Charter actually became an anchor around the necks of his pals.  Now, if that trend in the council race can just be reversed...  Next report in 23 hours, 22 minutes or so.

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Blogger Honeyman said...

No worries! Like you say Geoff, these votes were all the vote-by-mail votes that were mailed in. You would expect Baugh and his "machine" to get these votes. Ramos and Simpson increased their percentages too, Foley and Bunyan decreased along with Jay. Fine. Let's give our soon to be outgoing disaster of a mayor some false confidence. Mark my words, it will be when the vote-by-mail votes that were turned in the day of the election are tabulated when we will see the Jay Humphrey surge.

11/06/2014 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Arthur Nern said...

Sometimes the journey is longer than want or expect:

11/06/2014 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Disgusted Republican said...

Honeyman: I hope you are right...trying to be hopeful. But telling myself that if the RIGmeister pulls this one out his a..I mean hat, we'll still have very entertaining TV every other Tuesday at 6pm til ?....BTW is there some way to verify EVERY signature of those who voted for the RIGmeister along with verify they are still alive and still live in CM?? If he does win, I think that should ALL be verified.

11/06/2014 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Heart for Costa Mesa said...

I agree with Geoff that the local GOP "Central committee" is not my Republican Party. I call them the mutant freak faction.

Anyone else think "Central Committee" sounds like a communist enforcement cell?

11/06/2014 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous breaking bad said...

Geoff, I agree with you 100%. What happened in Costa Mesa was very different than in the rest of the County. It should be very telling to our OCGOP.

Many Costa Mesa voters returned to voting what is best for the city and not the party. Municipal government is not and shouldn't be about Repub or Democrat. Fisler, Fitzpatrick, Sesler and the other disgusting, despicable people involved tried to make it party politics but they met with a ground swell. Maybe not enough or who knows but a great ground swell is being vocalized.

However, sadly I do not believe Righeimer and Baugh hear it or will acknowledge it. Oh they will say they do but you watch their actions. They will do things like they did the last time. Last time for those who remember they took a stick and stuck in Wendy's eye immediately after saying they wanted to mend and listen. What they did as one of their first acts was to take away Wendy's Vector Control Position and give it to Steve Mensinger who obviously didn't really want it. He gave it back later. It was just to punish Wendy to take it away. Which by the way is part of their PLAYBOOK. Punish those you disagree with and promote and appoint favors to what many call bootlickers.

Trust is earned and lost and Righeimer, Mensinger and Monahan lost any trust a long time ago.

11/06/2014 09:25:00 PM  

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