Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Fullerton Election Results

I have completely bonded with the Orange County Registrar of Voters website over the past 24 hours. Warning: Orange County is notoriously conservative, so before you proceed to the results, do not have a kitten when you see President and Vice President: John McCain/Sarah Palin. Following the election results from Orange County, I've got some statewide election results so you can compare how Orange County differs from the rest of the state.

A little note about voter turn out before digging into the meat and potatoes. The big news in neighboring L.A. County is the historically massive voter turnout. The opposite is true in Orange County. In 2000 970,905 votes were counted in Orange County. 541,299 of those were for George W. Bush, 56%. 391,819 were for Al Gore, 40%. 37,787 were for a non-major party candidate, 4%. In 2004 1,075,396 ballots were counted in Orange County. 641,832 of those were for George W. Bush, 60%. 419,239 were for John Kerry, 39%. 14,325 were for a non-major party candidate, 1%. This year 858,174 votes were counted in Orange County, only 53.4% of the total number of registered voters. 430,360 of those were for John McCain, 50.8%. 401,605 were for Barack Obama, 47.4%. 15,745 were for one of the four non-major party candidates on the ballot in California, 1.8%. Fewer people voted in Orange County in 2008 than in 2004 or 2000 and most of those non-voters would have helped a Republican candidate.

Orange County election results for races at issue in Fullerton, California:
President and Vice President: John McCain/Sarah Palin
United States Representative, 40th District: Ed Royce (Republican)
State Senator, 33rd District: Mimi Walters (Republican)
Member of the State Assembly, 72nd District: Michael D. "Mike" Duvall (Republican)
Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 12: Debra Carrillo . . . Yay!
North Orange County Community College District, Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 4: Molly McClanahan . . . Yay!
City of Fullerton, Member, City Council: Sharon Quirk . . . Yay!, Shawn Nelson, and F. Richard "Dick" Jones. I believe the top three vote-getters make the cut, but I could be wrong. If it's the top four, then Karen Haluza makes it too, which would be awesome. I am particularly disappointed that F. Richard "Dick" Jones made the cut given his use of misleading direct mail.
Prop. 1A: NO
Prop. 2: YES . . . Yay!
Prop. 3: NO
Prop. 4: YES
Prop. 5: NO
Prop. 6: NO . . . yay.
Prop. 7: NO . . . yay.
Prop. 8: YES
Prop. 9: YES
Prop. 10: NO . . . yay.
Prop. 11: YES . . . yay.
Prop. 12: YES . . . yay.
Orange County Measure J: YES

Statewide Election Results with 95.8% of Precincts Reporting:
President and Vice President: Barack Obama/Joe Biden . . . Yay!
United States Representative, 40th District: Ed Royce (Republican)
State Senator, 33rd District: Mimi Walters (Republican)
Member of the State Assembly, 72nd District: Michael D. "Mike" Duvall (Republican)
Propositions
:
Prop. 1A - Safe, Reliable High-Speed Train Bond Act: YES by 423,424 votes - Too Close to Call
Prop. 2 - Standards for Confining Farm Animals: YES . . . yay!
Prop. 3 - Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program: YES . . . yay!
Prop. 4 - Parent Notif. Before Terminating Minor's Pregnancy: NO by 447,561 votes - Too Close to Call
Prop. 5 - Nonviolent Drug Offense. Sentencing, Parole, Rehab: NO
Prop. 6 - Police, Law Enforcement Funding. Criminal Laws: NO . . . yay!
Prop. 7 - Renewable Energy Generation: NO . . . yay!
Prop. 8 - Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry: YES by 415,839 votes - Too Close to Call
Prop. 9 - Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole: YES
Prop. 10 - Altern. Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy Bonds: NO . . . yay!
Prop. 11 - Redistricting: YES by 90,878 votes - Too Close to Call
Prop. 12 - Veterans' Bond: YES . . . yay!

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2 comments:

Kelly said...

Thank you so much for posting Fullerton's results! I was looking for them for my mom (and I guess a bit for myself). Some of those results made me flinch...the Orange Curtain is harder to push back than I'd like to think. :(

Sarah said...

You're very welcome, Kelly! It's truly the least I can do.
At least in the presidential contest Orange County shifted pretty dramatically towards the Democratic candidate. Keep hope alive!