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San Diego County Turnout Just 20 Percent

My 6/4, 5:44pm posting had serious math errors and should be deleted asap!

June 4, 2014 at 7:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego County Turnout Just 20 Percent

The S.D. County Registrar count on 6/4 at 3AM listed 98,000 uncounted absentee ballots.

Here is an interesting breakout for the governor's race (all of the county).

164,838 votes (non-mail) were cast for gov. (the Lt. Gov. total was 299,208!)
Add the 98,000 mail-ins (assume they all voted for Gov.),
262,838 TOTAL votes for Gov.

317,510 Total ballots cast in county per S.D. County Registrar

54,672 per Registrar's numbers, at least this many ballots had no vote for governor!

Humans sure are hard to figure out!

June 4, 2014 at 5:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego County Turnout Just 20 Percent

Your post is a joke, right?
You "usually vote," but didn't know there was an election?
Didn't you wonder about all those signs with people's names on them?
Didn't you get any campaign mailers and a sample ballot?

June 4, 2014 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

UC San Diego Researchers Try To Quiet Noisy Hospitals

I totally agree with romaroma. A few years ago, my wife was in the Kaiser (Zion) ER for 6+ hrs. at night, and the racket was amazing! Personal chats and laughs galore--not work related. Meanwhile every time they would open a cabinet it seemed mandatory to slam the door shut. Very stressful and I wasn't ill!

May 19, 2014 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Story Behind Nathan Fletcher's Loss

The "great I-8 divide" is exaggerated in this map, because of the split in Democratic votes. For a more accurate view of such a divide, if it still exists, examine this map from the 2012 Presidential election results:

It's well done--you can zoom in and see the totals, etc.

If Romney vs. Obama is a typical 2 party race, you can see a lot of blue-ish precincts north of I-8.

November 25, 2013 at 11:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Story Behind Nathan Fletcher's Loss

I was very disappointed when I saw this map--it is misleading!
The election was really 2 races:
1. A Democratic runoff with votes split between 3 candidates.
2. A count of Faulconer supporters.

Your map gives the impression that Faulconer was a big winner.
If you wanted the map colors to really mean something, you should have added the votes for Alvarez, Fletcher, and Aguirre (total = 55.2%). Clearly, there would be fewer "red" areas for Faulconer (42.7%).

The runoff will probably be closer if more "Decline to State" voters turn out (they are 2nd largest group), and I suspect only a small portion of those are Fletcher voters who will switch to Faulconer.

November 25, 2013 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Security Rules Tighten At Qualcomm Stadium

Unless the Chargers have a really good season, we should expect a lot of TV blackouts of the game. This security nonsense is based on the Boston Marathon attack.

In years past, even pre-9/11, I doubt if you could get into a Chargers game with a backpack containing a loaded PRESSURE COOKER!
When will we stop being so afraid??

August 6, 2013 at 10:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner's Attorney: City Failed To Provide Mayor With Sexual Harassment Training

Like they say, "You can't make this stuff up!"

August 1, 2013 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Announces He Will Enter Counseling Clinic; Says Nothing Of Resigning

Sounds like more of the same self-incrimination he demonstrated when this first came out (see link to compilation below).

I voted for him, and am disappointed that Democratic insiders enabled him to run. It took a team of sycophants to keep this "secret" for years. It seems that this harassment was regarded as "normal" for Team Filner. His ego and disconnect from reality are scary (a monster within), and he is clearly not fit for running this city, where now, he can't be alone with a woman!!

July 26, 2013 at 3:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Communications Director Sues Filner For Harassment

Irene McCormack Jackson is a true hero.
Hopefully, more women will now file formal complaints.
All of Filner's responses so far have been self-incriminating (monster inside, etc.) or parroting "due process". It would seem that he has already dug the first couple of feet of his grave! Here's a Best of Bob "Huggy" Filner's recent babbling

Allred is already making him look like a dangerous, criminal fool. Game on, Bob!

July 23, 2013 at 9:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )