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Local Election Results Analyzed

Evening Edition

Above: Carl Luna, a political scientist at Mesa College, talks to KPBS about the June 5 primary results.

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

Transcript

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.

Also on Midday Edition today, the fate of city Propositions A and B and the race for County Supervisor for District 3, where Steve Dannon will meet Dave Roberts.

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