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Bill Gore Wins Four More Years As SD County Sheriff

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Aired 6/9/10

San Diego County’s appointed Sheriff, Bill Gore, has avoided a run off by winning a solid 57 per cent of the vote.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore talks to reporters on Election Night at Golden Hall in San Diego, June 8, 2010.
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Above: San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore talks to reporters on Election Night at Golden Hall in San Diego, June 8, 2010.

Preliminary results for County Sheriff's race. Updated 6/9/10 at 10 a.m.

Above: Preliminary results for County Sheriff's race. Updated 6/9/10 at 10 a.m.

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— San Diego County’s appointed Sheriff, Bill Gore, has avoided a run-off by winning a solid 57 percent of the vote.

Gore was appointed by the County Board of Supervisors after long-time Sheriff, Bill Kolender, retired. Gore, a former FBI chief, was Kolender’s hand picked successor.

Gore’s opponents, Jay LaSeur - a former undersheriff - and Jim Duffy - the son of a previous sheriff - were both in favor of tougher sheriff deputy enforcement of immigration laws. They also wanted to give citizens easier access to concealed weapons permits. Gore disagreed with those priorities

"My job as the sheriff of San Diego is to enforce state law, the state law in California is not Arizona law, it’s not Nevada law, it's not one of the 38 states that are shell issue states when it comes to carrying concealed weapons. My job is to enforce the California law as it’s written."

Gore says he personally does not support Arizona’s new immigration strategy. He says sheriff’s deputies should work closely with the border patrol, rather than enforcing immigration laws themselves .

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CaliforniaDefender | June 9, 2010 at 3:21 p.m. ― 4 years, 5 months ago

The motions of voting was just a formality. On your knees San Diego and bow down to the new baron sent from Washington.

Just another federal power hack out to break the backs of the states and counties. Law enforcement will suffer greatly in San Diego County for the next four years. Its going to be a feast and high-times for criminals.

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