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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Corrupt California may see two Dems face off for Senate seat

Democrats Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez

"Corruptus in Extremis"

  • In a corrupt midnight deal former California GOP Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger went along with abolishing party primaries to help crush the voting power of Conservatives. Only the top two vote getters would move on to the general election.
  • Now we may see an open U.S. Senate seat with two Democrats only on the November ballot.  As a bonus your write-in vote has been declared illegal and smaller opposition parties like the Greens and Libertarians are banned.
  • Other nations that have one-party elections are Communist China, Communist Korea and Communist Cuba. But I am just a "crazy" Blogger. What do I know?

(KABC/Survet USA)  -  In the open, non-partisan, Top-2 primary for United States Senator, Republicans Tom Del Beccaro, Ron Unz and Duf Sundheim split conservative voters, paving the way for Democrats Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez to finish 1 and 2, and advance to an 11/08/16 runoff. 

Democrat Harris gets 29% today, Democrat Sanchez 18%. 

Harris gets 32% of the white vote, 58% of the black vote, 19% of the Latino vote and 29% of the Asian vote. Sanchez gets 11% of the white vote, 18% of the black vote, 36% of the Latino vote and 9% of the Asian vote. 

Del Beccaro at 10%, Unz at 8% or Sundheim at 7% could overtake Sanchez if Latinos vote in smaller numbers than here shown. A best-case scenario for the 3 Republican Senate candidates had been that the outcome of the Democratic presidential primary was a foregone conclusion suppressing Democratic turnout statewide.

Harris' support is older, which in a primary often translates to be "more reliable." Sanchez' support is younger. Harris runs 1st in all 4 regions of the state; she leads Sanchez and Del Beccaro by 35 points in the Bay Area, leads Sanchez by 9 points in the Central Valley, leads Sanchez by 3 points in greater Los Angeles, and leads Sanchez by a nominal 1 point in the Inland Empire. 

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Fighting to represent Disneyland in Congress

Two Democrats likely to advance in 

the race to replace Sanchez

Voters are given the pretend choice of one political 
party on their November ballot.

(Orange County Register)  -  Democratic dominance in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Orange, is a far cry from the days when conservative firebrand Bob Dornan represented the 46th Congressional District, which includes the historical heart of Orange County and its two biggest cities, Anaheim and Santa Ana.
Democrats now hold a 21 percentage point registration advantage in the district, up from 7 points when Sanchez upset six-term incumbent Dornan two decades ago.
Correa, Dunn and the third Democrat in the current race, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen, are the best known candidates. None of the four Republican hopefuls has held public office in the district.
Additionally, the Democrats have raised far more money than the Republicans. Nguyen’s $120,000 in contributions through March was twice as much as the Republicans combined, while each of his fellow Democratic candidates has raised more than $320,000.
That means two of the Democrats are likely to prevail in the June 7 primary, in which the top two vote-getters advance regardless of party affiliation. While the Democrats are expected to split the Democratic vote, the large Republican field is likely to similarly splinter GOP balloting.
“If there was only one Republican running, it would be more likely to see a Republican on the November ballot,” said Lori Cox Han, a political science professor at Chapman University. “But regardless of who wins in June, Democrats almost certainly will hold on to the seat.”
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The 46th Congressional District of Southern California

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