Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Righeimer Stretches Lead Over Humphrey to 37

Here we are again with the updated election results as of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  You can read the entire "Results" page HERE.  You can also read the "What's Left To Count" elements HERE.

As you can see below, here's how we stand now, with just a few votes remaining to be counted.  Katrina Foley gained 27 votes and is far ahead, holding 26.5 % of the votes.  Jim Righiemer gained 33 votes.  Jay Humphrey gained 20 votes and trails Righeimer by 37 votes.  Lee Ramos is still solidly in fourth place, having gained 19 votes.  Tony Capitelli gained 10 votes.  Al Melone gained 8 votes.  Rita Simpson gained 2 votes and Chris Bunyan, anchored firmly in last place, gained 3 votes.
According to the site, there remains only 21,749 ballots left to count.  Of those 20,961 are provisional ballots.  There are also 342 election day paper ballots. There are also 446 vote-by-mail ballots returned at the polls left to count.

The counter at the top of the Results page indicates we will have yet another tally report tomorrow night at 5:00 p.m.  In my conversation with him this morning, Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley indicated he hoped to be able to complete the process and certify the election early next week.  At that point, depending on how the numbers look, folks have five (5) calendar days to request a recount of any race and will have to pay a deposit in order for the Registrar's office to begin.  The length of the recount depends on the number of ballots to be counted.  The Fat Lady is tuning up....

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Blogger Joe said...

Clearly, they still have all the provisional dog votes to count. Paw prints have to be compared, etc.

Once this is finished, Melone will overtake both the mayor and Jay.

11/12/2014 05:49:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Here's a thought. Since there has always been this talk of a "Brand is Strong" hogwash, shouldn't the "Brand" be reflective of Costa Mesa Voters? Regardless of the results of this particular election for second place, the last two elections have clearly placed Sandy Genis and Katrina Foley as their top choices to represent Costa Mesa. Let the hypocrisy begin......

11/12/2014 06:05:00 PM  
Blogger Honeyman said...

Until this is certified, I'm gonna stay optimistic and keep believing in what Greg Diamond says:

Another 125 votes were counted. Foley picked up 27 (21.6%). Righeimer picked up 36 (28.8%). Humphrey picked up 20 (16.0%). Ramos picked up 19 (15.2%). Capitelli picked up 10 (15.0%). Melone picked up 8 (6.4%). Simpson picked up 2 (1.6%). Bunyan picked up 3 (2.4%). When you see Foley get only 3/4 as many votes as Righeimer in an update of this year’s count, you know that you’re looking at an outlier. With that out of the way, things still look good for Humphrey — plenty of provisionals remain and a fair number of them will likely be from Costa Mesa. OJB does not retract its provisional prediction of a Humphrey win.

11/13/2014 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Arthur Nern said...

As a kid who went to the racetrack more than he should have, I quickly realized that everyone there fancies themselves an expert until the race is over and the stewards have deemed the results official. Later in life I learned the axiom "Most experts aren't."

So while I too hope Diamond is right, I'm well prepared for a council with or without the little dictator.

There's lots going on, and lots under investigation.

11/13/2014 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Honeyman said...


But in this race, there is one thoroughbred and one jackass.

11/13/2014 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Arthur Nern said...


LOL!! If he gets to stay, the next 4 years will be a daily political colonoscopy for old Jimbo..

11/13/2014 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger zennymoon said...

I am physically ill..not only because we MIGHT have him for four more years, but because there are so many apathetic people in Costa Mesa, who don't know and don't care. Im going to hurl..

11/14/2014 08:55:00 AM  

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