Orange County Election Results Trickle In But Todd Spitzer is Back on His Path to the White House

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As we approach midnight, our Orange County Registrar of Voters claimed that in four hours he was only able to tabulate 2.7 percent of today's election votes and, because of that incompetence, I'm slightly pissed that I missed most of NBC's "Love in the Wild."

Yet, I will go to sleep with a satisfied smile on my face because wise Fullerton voters have booted three smug city councilmen--Dick Jones, Don Bankhead and Pat McKinley--who thought they could ignore valid community outrage about the unnecessary police killing of an unarmed, homeless Kelly Thomas in July 2011.

During a post-midnight victory celebration, recall leader Chris Thompson said to Ron Thomas, "Thank you for how you allowed us to bring some benefit to the community from your murdered son."

Other likely winners tonight include: Loretta Sanchez, Todd Spitzer, Janet Nguyen, Allan R. Mansoor, Tom Daly, Chris Norby, John Campbell and Ed Royce.

The ambitious Spitzer, who romped over Deborah Pauly with nearly 70 percent of the vote, returns to power on the county's board of supervisors after his 2010 firing as a senior prosecutor in the Orange County District Attorney's office.

Dana Rohrabacher, a certified loser/liar, appears well on his way to additionally padding his resume as Orange County's most useless career politician.

Fred Karger, the nation's first openly gay major party presidential candidate, won an upset of sorts. The Laguna Beach resident and former Ronald Reagan campaign adviser wasn't a threat to Mitt Romney but nonetheless won more votes (6,482 to 5,244) in California than Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate. Johnson captured just one vote more than Karger in Orange County. Johnson's running mate is former OC Superior Court Judge Jim Gray.

Occupy Orange County's D'Marie Mulattieri transferred her passion from protests to the electoral process in hopes of challenging Royce in the state's 39th Congressional District, but garnered only 3.7 percent of the vote.

The election didn't motivate many citizens. Less than 20 percent of registered voters in the county cast ballots. Republicans produced the best turnout with more than 25 percent of their voters participating, according to the registrar's numbers.

(Brandon Ferguson contributed to this report.)

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ImTrixKat
ImTrixKat

Aw Todd Spitzer, so you waited till I moved out of Orange County to run for an elected office . . . Chuckle chuckle.  If Orange County wants you they deserve you.  As far as being back on the path to the White House?  I will be here in the High Desert waiting to campaign against you as I promised I would before.  I will never forget you or George Runner and your biased attitude towards reformative justice.  Looking forward to it - IF you can get that far.  From what I've seen, Karma reaches in and puts you in your place long before I have to get involved.  Congrats on the position you won, and there you should stay.  ;)) bwahahahahahaha

Danasurfsbetterthanyou
Danasurfsbetterthanyou

Mucksleez, Paleeeze,  Why do you hate Rohrabacher so much?  Is it because he stands up for what he believes in, or that he surfs better than you?  Common knowledge is that your gay, and since he is not you secretly desire him; that common knowledge is so carnal.

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Hey Greg! I know the guys at FFFF. Unlike others in OC, they aren't hiding in basements while they lob BS. They nailed the situation in Fullerton. That took courage and, thankfully, they won. . . :)

Mary Jane Doe
Mary Jane Doe

"...Todd Spitzer is Back on His Path to the White House." Hey, you never know. I'm glad Todd won the Supervisor seat. He's a great guy who truly cares about people and our county. And if he feels compelled to run for OCDA and clean up that mess more power to him.    Spitzer for President 2020!   

cook
cook

I worked at a santa ana poll, and afterwards checked to vote listing and it was down or slow.  It was not the best effort by the ROV office. But I think they were trying their best on a greatly reduced budget and using resouses to clean up the voter lists for November. 

Greg Diamond
Greg Diamond

You have to stop by your buddies' blog at FFFF if you want to complain about that "slightest bit of courage" thing, Moxley. I'd say "didn't you know that the recall was about "pension reform" like in Costa Mesa?", but you probably still like that.

PVdude
PVdude

Jeez Mox.  Mellow out, dude.

ImTrixKat
ImTrixKat

Never happen . . . he'll screw it up on his own before he gets there.  He should NEVER be allowed to be a DA because he is not fair and balanced on both sides.  But hey, if you want him there, go for it.  But President - NO.  I will dedicate myself to campaigning against him.  AS I'm volunteering on a senatorial campaign this election, I should have some great experience under my belt.  I tried to work this out with Todd and George, but they would have nothing to do with it.  I was told that I was "worthless" and "once a felon always a felon".  Two of the biggest lies, that when believed, leads back through the revolving door of the system.  Twelve years, without so much as a moving violation.  Doing my part in my community to be a productive citizen and now just graduated as a Paralegal. Good thing I didn't listen to them!  HA!

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