I’m leaving for “family night” up at my kid’s pre-school out in Briceland. I should be back by 8:30 and I’ll start posting results from around the county, state, and country immediately.
In the meantime, I’d appreciate any results postings in the comments section preferably with links, especially from outside of Humboldt County. If any show up, I’ll move them into the main post.
Update 8:37: Absentee ballots
|PAUL V. GALLEGOS||5707||43.97%|
I believe that the yes on recall votes were ahead at this point in 2004, but not by as large a margin. I will dig up that info.
And wow! I think Measure T is going to win big!
Update: 8:52 -
Because the urban vote counts tend to be much slower in California, the left causes and candidates tend to come out behind and inch their way up as the night progresses. Generally, if the left cause/candidate is within 10 points after the first 5% is counted, they’re in pretty good shape. On the other hand, this is a primary election, and turnout is low, so no promises. But it looks like prop 81 will pass, and prop 82 is going to be close. With 4.5% counted:
82 N Preschool Education 392,946 43.1 518,024 56.9 Map Update 9:00 - 6.7% counted: Phil Angelides 274,658 48.1 Steve Westly 244,973 42.9 9:06 update - Okay, some large conservative county must have just weighed in. 81 N Reading/Library Bond 538,474 44.0 684,685 56.0 Map 82 N Preschool Education 501,814 40.4 738,029 59.6 Map Update 9:07 - yup, that would be Orange County.