Local Election Results Analyzed
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Aired 6/6/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Guests: Carl Luna, political scientist, Mesa College
Deborah Seiler, SD County Registrar of Voters
Bob Filner, Mayoral Candidate
Carl DeMaio, Mayoral Candidate
Michael Zucchet, Municipal Employees Association
Jan Goldsmith, San Diego City Attorney
Dave Roberts, Candidate for Supervisor, Dist. 3
Steve Dannon, Candidate for Supervisor, Dist. 3
The voters have spoken and the results are in for the 2012 primary election in San Diego. Many of the pundits and polls were right, but there were a few surprises last night, and we now have a much clearer idea about how the campaigns will be shaping up for the general election in November.
How did California's first ever top-two primary work? Did it result in more moderate candidates graduating to the November ballot? And why were local voting results so slow to come in once again?
We look at the mayor's race and at the top two candidates, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner.
We look at the results of the race for Congressional District 52 , which are still up in the air, with Congressman Brian Bilbray definitely on the November ballot, and his opponent -- Scott Peters or Lori Saldana -- still undetermined.