Elections and Voting

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    County Assessor Webster J. Guillory Pleads Not Guilty to Three Felony Counts: Update

    UPDATE: Orange County Assessor Webster J. Guillory pleaded not guilty today to three felony counts alleging he filed false nomination papers in his re-election bid in the March primary election. He's next due to appear at a preliminary hearing on Nov. 20, although before that the Newport Beach 70-ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Neel Kashkari Let's His Rainbow Flag Fly

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pete Wilson and perhaps even George Deukmejian didn't really care if same-sex couples won the right to marry, not that they'd let their Republican base in on that before their first elections as California governors. So give Irvine's Neel Kashkari, the GOP nominee squaring off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Long Beach Voters Back Marijuana Tax, Fail to Back Pot-Friendly City Atttorney

    Yesterday, Long Beach voters overwhelmingly approved taxing any marijuana dispensary operating in the city. Measure A, which won 74 percent of the vote, would impose a city business tax of 6 percent of gross receipts per dispensary as well as a $25 to $50 per square foot tax on marijuana grows. Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Sources: Former Anaheim Councilwoman Lorri Galloway Planning to Run for Mayor

    Earlier this week, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait was corralled yet again by a familiar foursome as the council supermajority moved to curb the agenda-setting authorities of his office during a special morning meeting. As the November 2014 elections loom, though, will he face a challenge coming from an unex ... More >>

  • News

    May 16, 2013

    Could Gerrie Schipske Be Long Beach's First LGBT Mayor?

    The councilwoman stands on the cusp of making that title a reality. But getting there hasn't been easy

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    OC GOP's Apocalypse Now

    The party's over for Republicans in Orange County and California

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2012

    Dana Rohrabacher Fans Claim "Conniving, Wily Latinos" Who Stole 2012 Election For Barack Obama Were Too Smart To Get Caught

    On Dec. 8, I reported that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher claimed Democratic operatives paid poor people and "illegals" to steal the 2012 presidential election for Barack Obama.Rohrabacher offered no proof of his claim and so I challenged him to name just one crony who paid one identified "illega ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2012

    Tony Rackauckas Is a Robo Cop

    [Moxley Confidential] DA's election-eve robocall for Irvine Democrat Larry Agran angers Orange County Republicans

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Newt Gingrich, "Wrong" and "Dumbfounded," Stumbling into Nixon Library

    A "wrong" and "dumbfounded" Newt Gingrich is coming to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda later this month. The former House speaker and 2012 candidate for the GOP presidential nomination used those adjectives to describe his pre-election prediction that Mitt Romney wou ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2012

    'We Will Live to Fight Again'

    Election Day dispatches from around the county

  • Music

    October 11, 2012

    Rush the Vote

    [Ask Exene] Is it better to take a side in a presidential election sooner rather than later?

  • News

    September 27, 2012

    Troy Edgar's Missing Mailer Money

    [Moxley Confidential] A Los Alamitos mayor and state assembly candidate doesn't want you to know who's financing his campaign

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2012

    Reading, Writing and Registering: Mr. Bib Goes All Civic on You!

    With springtime arrive the starter tomato plants at Home Depot, the County worker with frisky young mosquito fish for the bathtub pond, the cheerful UPS man with delivering new books, and the democratic parade that is the renewed political season, with signature gathering and voter registration and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Fred Karger Gets More Votes Than Ron Paul in Puerto Rico GOP Primary

    ​Mitt Romney easily won Puerto Rico's Republican presidential primary Sunday, but the bigger news, especially locally, came near the bottom of the ballot."LOOKS [sic] WE BEAT RON PAUL IN TODAY'S PUERTO RICO PRIMARY" reads the Twitter feed from the presidential campaign of Laguna Beach's Fred Karge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    [UPDATED With New Celebration Location:] Court Strikes Down Proposition 8; Celebration in Downtown Santa Ana Tonight!

    UPDATED, FEB. 7, 4:30 P.M.:The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage.A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 that Proposition 8, which limits marriage to one man and one woman and was approved by voters in 2008, violates equal protection rights u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Fox News Darling of Trumped-Up New Black Panther Voter Intimidation Case to Speak in Newport Beach

    ​J. Christian Adams, founder of the McLean, Virginia-based Election Law Center and frequent conservative media talking head, is coming to Newport Beach Wednesday to perpetuate something that has been labeled a right-wing fantasy: that New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense members intimidated P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Tan Nguyen Gets Prison for Anti-Loretta Sanchez Vote Scheme

    Tan Nguyen wins free housing​Tan Nguyen--the bizarre Little Saigon political figure who couldn't decide if he was a Republican or a Democrat--at least had one question resolved today: his future housing situation.Federal Judge David O. Carter has sentenced Nguyen to spend 366 days in prison follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Proposition 8 Ruling: One Challenge Rejected, Another Bounced Back to State Supreme Court

    ​In at least a partial setback for the h8rs, the Los Angeles Times reports that a federal appeals court has rejected Imperial County's challenge to Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling that California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative, which banned same-sex marriage, is unconstitutional.The 9th Circuit Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Dead Woman Wins State Senate Seat, Dead Man Loses City Council Bid

    Jenny Oropeza​Bill Barker did not win one of three open Mission Viejo City Council seats Tuesday, although the fact he received the seventh-most votes out of 12 candidates--and that he died hours before the polls opened--is impressive.But not nearly as impressive as the feat achieved by state Sen. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Orly Taitz Says Vote for Carly Fiorina, Don't Trust Jim Lacy

    John Gilhooley / OC Weekly​Orly Taitz, the famed Laguna Niguel dentist and serial suer of Barack Obama, has had her issues with the Republican party in the past. Take, for example, her bid for California secretary of state earlier this year: She ended up suing her opponent in the Republican primar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Vote for Ken Calvert--on Nov. 8!

    ​As you'll see after the jump, the campaign for Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Riverside) is apparently clueless as to the day this November's election falls on.Or is it?Kristopher Daams, the communications director for Democrat Bill Hedrick who'd like to represent the 44th Congressional District that includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    How Far Can Anti-Immigrant Campaigning Take You in OC? For Bill Hunt and Steve Poizner, NOWHERE

    Hunt: May you surround yourself with sane people next time...​I was in San Francisco all of yesterday, so couldn't join in the election coverage like Coker, Scott, Spencer, and Megan. But I spent most of last night in a hotel room updating the Orange County Registrar of Voters website, sure that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Now We Begin the Real Sheriff Sandra Hutchens Era

    ​In the waning days of the campaign for sheriff, a resigned but not defeated Sandra Hutchens argued a point to an unreceptive group of voters in Newport Beach, handed the microphone to rival Bill Hunt and said something like "This crowd is yours again."Time and again, Hunt dominated events with pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Is The OC Registrar of Voters Run By A Snail?

    ​"The OC Registrar's office used to be a joke in terms of tabulating and reporting election results--the slowest in the state. Neal Kelley has done more to change that during his brief tenure . . . "

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Updated: Orly Taitz Files Rambling Complaint Against Damon Dunn; ALSO, the Sky is Blue

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyOrly at CRA​Update, 2:10 p.m.: As our commenters below point out, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has handed down a curt judgment reaffirming the $20,000 in fines imposed upon Taitz by a federal judge last year. More here; the ruling can be downloaded here.Origina ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    What Does the Mayan Calendar Say About Three H's Running for OC Sheriff?

    Sheriff Craig Hunter?​Hang onto your seats, disaster lovers! The dynamics of the 2010 race for Orange County sheriff changed this week with the candidacy of Craig Hunter, second in command at the Anaheim Police Department. No need to consult your astrological chart or the Mayan calendar for a de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Move Over, OC, Placer County's Now Bastion of Conservatism

    Thomas Shaller of FiveThirtyEight--a website that takes its name from the 535 electoral college votes as it crunches polling data and other numbers--makes a compelling case that Placer County in Northern California is the new Orange County when it comes to bastions of conservatism.While Orange Count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    As Stephen Smith Leaves Town, Irvine's "Tattler" Calls on Others to Step Up

    Stephen C. Smith calls on others to keep tabs on Irvine City Hall.CORRECTED!Lost in Santa Ana a few months ago, half paying attention to the street signs and half to Larry Mantle's KPCC interview show blaring out of the car speakers, I heard the host steer his Orange County "roundtable" guests--Oran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Hugh Hewitt Makes Robocalls for Prop. 8

    Got my dinner ruined yesterday when local blabbermouth Hugh Hewitt called me--or, rather, his recorded voice. He was urging me to vote yes on Proposition 8. Given the Baby Hughie curse, it gives me hope that this sexual Know Nothing initiative might go down. On his blog, Hewitt seems to be admittin ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • News

    October 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Nativo Lopez Organization Cowardly Stays "Neutral" on Propositions 8 and 4

    Remember Nativo Lopez? Guy called Larry who became radicalized during the 1960s, led renter strikes against SanTana slumlords during the 1980s, served on the SanTana Unified School Board during the 1990s, then was recalled for his conflict-of-influenza, amongst other sins in early 2004? He's spent t ... More >>

  • Film

    July 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Classic Film Pick of the Weekend: The Candidate

    Now that Obama has sewn up the Democratic nomination for Presidential candidate, he will begin to face the problem that all principled politicians have faced at one point or another. Stick to the idealistic viewpoints and policies in which they truly believe, though they may alienate a large portion ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2008

    A Bluer Shade of Orange

    The raw vote totals in OC tell the real—and really amazing—story of Super Tuesday

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Clinton, McCain lead in OC

    From as of 8:10 p.m. Democrats:Hillary ClintonBarack ObamaVote Count: 52,602Vote Count: 25,443 58.5(.3% Republicans:John McCainMitt Romney Vote Count: 56,586 Vote Count: 38,611 42.1(.7%Note: Both Clinton and McCain are leading statewide.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    OC Vote update: 9 PM

    Top dogs are still the same as of 9 p.m. and only 106 of 2076 precincts are accounted for. It's gonna be a loooong night! Democrats:Hillary ClintonBarack ObamaVote Count: 52,854Vote Count: 25,543 58.5(.3% Republicans:John McCainMitt Romney Vote Count: 56,800Vote Count: 38778 42.1(.7%More here.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    OC Vote update: 10 PM

    Slowly moving. But CNN's already called California for Clinton. Democrats:Hillary ClintonBarack ObamaVote Count: 53,881Vote Count: 26,297 58.5(.5% Republicans:John McCainMitt Romney Vote Count: 57,378Vote Count: 39,481 42.0(.9%

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    To Do Tonight - 01/22

    REGISTER TO VOTE, till midnight Today's your last chance to register to vote in the presidential primary. Doooo it! Registrar of Voters, 1300 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana FULL MOON WALK, 5:30 p.m. Howl at the first full moon of the year, which was incidentally named the Wolf Moon by Native Americans. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2007

    First District Special Election

    Since Lou Correa has been elevated to the splendor that is the state Senate, the citizens in the Board of Supervisors' First District need a new Lou, and today is the day to elect one.   The polls will be open until 8pm.  If you have any questions about the how-and-where of voting, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Down Goes Daucher

    As of half-past seven Monday night, Lou Correa has over 50% of the vote, beating opponent Lynn Daucher by 1,302 votes and winning California's 34th Senate seat. He collected more votes than opponents Daucher and Otto Bade combined, ending speculation that Bade's last-minute write-in campaign is what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006

    How 'Bout a Hummer?

    Oh, why or why can they not bring back the open primary? If allowed today, we would have strolled into our (provisional) polling place with our GOP registration, crossed party lines to pick one of dem battling Dems, and sung just loud enough for the old lady in the next booth to hear: Goin' down wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006

    At the Movies

    After a corrupt Congressional electoral committee declared Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 presidential election, Samuel Tilden, the Democratic candidate and the actual winner of the election, left politics and, as Gore Vidal delicately put it, "retired to private life and to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    Finally a Blow Sheriff Carona isn't Enjoying

    According to the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs website tonight, incumbent Sheriff Mike Carona has received a major vote of no confidence in his leadership after eight, scandal-ridden years in office. The group reports that Carona received just 44 percent of the vote of men/women in h ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    You Didnt Reed it Here First

    Reg flubs Election Day story, blames Weekly

  • Columns

    September 4, 2003

    That Could Be Anyones Ass in That Photo

    There are Democrats, I tell you, lurking in our hills

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    Bush League

    Reg conveniently forgets it once supported ballot recounts

  • News

    September 9, 1999


    Laguna officials now admit a developers oceanfront project will cost taxpayers up to $6 million

  • News

    August 27, 1998

    The Loser Wins

    How Bob Dornan turned political defeat into a financial windfall for his family

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