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The California Attorney General’s Office said today it has officially declined to pursue charges against local businessman Rob Arkley stemming from Eureka City Councilman Larry Glass’ allegations that Arkley assaulted him on Sept. 5.
”There was insufficient evidence to bring charges and, of course, we treated the matter seriously and looked meticulously through all the information provided to us,” said Deputy Press Secretary Abraham Arredondo.
Glass filed a police report shortly after the incident alleging Arkley shoved him at a reception for the California Coastal Commission at Old Town’s Avalon restaurant, said he had him followed and threatened to destroy him if the councilman didn’t vote for his project.
Arkley’s spokespeople have denied there was any physical contact between Arkley and Glass, and characterized Arkley’s role in the incident as that of a concerned parent.
You can access these maps yourself at the Secretary of State site. Click on any county for the stats.
Check out how badly Romney got romped. He took three counties, although some others were pretty close. Got creamed in the urban areas.
Ron Paul got 525 votes in Humboldt County. Every one of them must have had a yard sign.
The toughest race was in the American Independent Party where it was virtually a three way tie, even splitting up the north coast counties three ways. Looks like their female candidate took the urban areas. It’s not surprising that she didn’t take many rural areas since there is a contingent of the party which doesn’t believe women should vote, let alone run.
Don Grundman, the winner, took Humboldt County, the valley, and most of Southern California, but most of the counties look pretty close.
And collectively they drew over 500 votes in San Francisco! That’s about twice what I remember in the 1990s.
The Green election was a blow-out win for Ralph Nader. Apparently they’ll never give up on him, because after all he does so well every election – for the past 12 years.
Looking at the map, every county went to Nader except for one small dot. San Francisco went to Cynthia McKinney. Interesting that there’s such a Green Party consensus for the white male, who hasn’t even committed to a run yet. Maybe there’s a reason so few nonwhite voters opt Green.
Humboldt County was a solid Nader county.
On to the Peace and Freedom Party
and the winner is….. Nader again! It was a little closer however. In Imperial County, Tianamen massacre apologist Gloria LaRiva won the day with three votes, each of her opponents receiving only two.
Cynthia McKinney is also on the P&F ticket, and she took Trinity County!
In Sutter County Brian Moore won the county with 3 votes to 0 for all of his opponents. I figure his base of support was him, his campaign manager, and his mother. What I don’t understand is how only 3 votes were counted, he got them all, yet he only had 50.1 percent of the vote. And to what integer is 3 50.1 percent of?
Lastly, there are the Libertarians. Once again, Imperial County shows its maverick tendencies with an 8 vote win for somebody named Wayne Root, who also took Kings County in a 7 vote tie with the winner, Christine Smith.
Meanwhile Del Norte bucked the trends providing the sole win to Barry Hess, garnering a 4 to 2 win over his nearest rival.
Instant run-off anybody?