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Election 2014

Peters Up Nearly 4,500 Votes Over DeMaio; AP Declares Peters Winner

Nov. 7
By Claire Trageser, Laura Wingard
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Democratic Congressman Scott Peters is not claiming victory, and his challenger, Republican Carl DeMaio, has not conceded. But new vote totals released Friday night show Peters ahead by 4,491 votes with about 10,000 ballots to be counted.

Roundtable Reflects On The 2014 Midterm Election

Nov. 7
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge
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With Scott Peters now ahead in the 52nd Congressional District contest, the post-election Roundtable looks at the vast sums of money spent on a race that won't change anything in Washington and the nastiness of that campaign. It will also look the results of other elections in the City of San Diego, the county and the state.

Peters Has Slight Lead Over DeMaio In Thursday's 52nd District Vote Total

Nov. 6
By Claire Trageser
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Democratic Congressman Scott Peters grabbed the lead over Republican Carl DeMaio in new vote totals just posted online by the San Diego County registrar of voters.

52nd Congressional District Race Won't Be Decided Until At Least Thursday

Nov. 5
By Claire Trageser
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No new updates in the vote count will be released until 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County registrar of voters. The final count is not expected until at least next week.

Longtime La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid Defeated In Landslide

Nov. 5
By Susan Murphy
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La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, who has been on the City Council since 1981 and the mayor since 1990, lost to two-term City Councilman Mark Arapostathis.

Salas, Aguilar Victorious In Chula Vista City Races

Nov. 4
By Tarryn Mento
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With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Mary Salas has a 4 point lead in the race for mayor over opponent Jerry Rindone, who previously served on the Chula Vista City Council.

Torlakson Wins Second Term As California Schools Superintendent

Nov. 4
By KPBS and Associated Press
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Incumbent Tom Torlakson has won the hotly contested race for California's elected superintendent of schools.

DeMaio Ahead By 752 Votes Over Peters; Late Mail, Provisional Ballots Still To Be Counted

Nov. 4
By Claire Trageser
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With 100 percent of the votes counted — except for late mail and provisional ballots — Republican challenger Carl DeMaio holds a slim lead over freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.

San Diego County Voter Turnout Meets Low Expectations

Nov. 5
Midday Edition
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San Diego County voters met expectations of a low turnout for Tuesday’s General Election, with just one in three registered voters casting a ballot, according to “semi-official election results” from Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s office.

Republicans Win North County Mayoral Races

Nov. 5
By Alison St John
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In four closely watched mayoral races in North County — Escondido, Encinitas, Vista and Poway — one city saw an upset.

Incumbents Leading In California State Office Races

Nov. 4
By KPBS News, City News Service
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In addition to picking a governor, California voters weighed in on other top state offices.

Cate Defeats Kim For San Diego City Council District 6 Seat; Democrats Lose Supermajority

Nov. 4
By Tarryn Mento
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Cate's win defeats the Democrats' supermajority on the San Diego City Council and returns veto power to Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

Escondidans Nix Ballot Measure To Put New Homes On Golf Course

Nov. 4
By Jill Replogle
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Measure H is decisively defeated by Escondido voters but lawsuit from developer will continue.

Mayor Abed And Fellow GOP Councilmen Prevail In Escondido

Nov. 4
By Jill Replogle
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Incumbent Republicans win clear victories over Democratic challengers who had hoped to capitalize on the Latino vote.

Beiser Set To Return As San Diego School Board Member

Nov. 4
By City News Service
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San Diego Unified School District Board of Education President Kevin Beiser defeated challenger Amy Redding to retain his seat.

Voters Reject Prop. 48, Blocking Casino Approval

Nov. 4
Associated Press
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A ballot measure that would have allowed a Native American tribe near Fresno to build a Las Vegas-style casino off its reservation was rejected at the polls.

Four Of San Diego County's Five House Members Win Easily

Nov. 4
By Claire Trageser
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The race between Democratic Rep. Scott Peters and his Republican challenger, Carl DeMaio, has been getting all of the attention, but voters easily returned the incumbents in San Diego County's four other congressional districts.

Californians Vote Against Insurance Commissioner Regulating Health Insurance Costs

Nov. 4
By Kenny Goldberg
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Proposition 45 would give California's insurance commissioner the power to reject health insurance price hikes found to be excessive.

State Measure To Make Some Nonviolent Crimes Misdemeanors Passes

Nov. 4
By Laura Wingard
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Proposition 47, co-authored by ex-San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne, was being supported by 58 percent of the state's voters when the Associated Press called the measure.

Californians Drink Up $7.5B Water Bond; Measure Passes Overwhelmingly

Nov. 4
By Erik Anderson
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California lawmakers hope a massive $7.5 billion will help the state deal with a punishing four-year drought. The measure would fund a variety of water projects, possibly including the first new dams to be built in decades.

Californians Pass Prop. 2, Overhauling State's Rainy Day Fund

Nov. 4
Associated Press
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California voters decisively passed a measure to overhaul the state's rainy day fund.

Voters Reject Drug Tests For Doctors, Medical Malpractice Proposition

Nov. 4
By Kenny Goldberg
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Proposition 46, which would raise medical malpractice awards, is trailing badly -- with 73 percent of voters rejecting it -- in early returns.

Gov. Jerry Brown Coasts Into Unprecedented Fourth Term

Nov. 4
Associated Press
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Gov. Jerry Brown made California history Tuesday as he secured a record fourth term as California governor.

Election Day: Time To Cast Your Ballot Unless You've Already Voted

Nov. 4
By Dwane Brown, Tarryn Mento
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Polls are open in San Diego County from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. You can locate your polling location online.

Candidates, Media Respond To Second Staffer Alleging Sex Harassment By DeMaio

Nov. 3
By KPBS
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A variety of responses have followed since KPBS published a story Sunday afternoon that a second former staffer for Republican candidate Carl DeMaio has accused him of sexual harassment.