AP Reports California Election Results For First of 24,845 Precincts

The Associated Press reported the results of the first of California's 24,845 precincts. If the other 24,844 precincts follow this example...well, we'll know who won Lieutenant Governor.

 

1 of 24,845 precincts - 0 percent

Gavin Newsom, Dem 12,456 - 55 percent

Abel Maldonado, GOP (i) 8,151 - 36 percent

Pamela Brown, Lib 1,050 - 5 percent

Jim King, AIP 406 - 2 percent

James Castillo, Grn 257 - 1 percent

C.T. Weber, PFP 233 - 1 percent

Secretary of State

0 of 24,845 precincts - 0 percent

Debra Bowen, Dem (i) 0 - 0 percent

Damon Dunn, GOP 0 - 0 percent

Merton Short, AIP 0 - 0 percent

Ann Menasche, Grn 0 - 0 percent

Christina Tobin, Lib 0 - 0 percent

Marylou Cabral, PFP 0 - 0 percent

Controller

0 of 24,845 precincts - 0 percent

John Chiang, Dem (i) 0 - 0 percent

Tony Strickland, GOP 0 - 0 percent

Lawrence Beliz, AIP 0 - 0 percent

Ross Frankel, Grn 0 - 0 percent

Andy Favor, Lib 0 - 0 percent

Karen Martinez, PFP 0 - 0 percent

Treasurer

0 of 24,845 precincts - 0 percent

Bill Lockyer, Dem (i) 0 - 0 percent

Mimi Walters, GOP 0 - 0 percent

Robert Lauten, AIP 0 - 0 percent

Kit Crittenden, Grn 0 - 0 percent

Edward Teyssier, Lib 0 - 0 percent

Debra Reiger, PFP 0 - 0 percent

Attorney General

0 of 24,845 precincts - 0 percent

Kamala Harris, Dem 0 - 0 percent

Steve Cooley, GOP 0 - 0 percent

Diane Templin, AIP 0 - 0 percent

Peter Allen, Grn 0 - 0 percent

Timothy Hannan, Lib 0 - 0 percent

Robert Evans, PFP 0 - 0 percent

Insurance Commissioner

0 of 24,845 precincts - 0 percent

Dave Jones, Dem 0 - 0 percent

Mike Villines, GOP 0 - 0 percent

Clay Pedersen, AIP 0 - 0 percent

William Balderston, Grn 0 - 0 percent

Richard Bronstein, Lib 0 - 0 percent

Dina Padilla, PFP 0 - 0 percent

Supt Public Instruction

0 of 24,845 precincts - 0 percent

Larry Aceves, NP 0 - 0 percent

Tom Torlakson, NP 0 - 0 percent

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California voters concerned about economy; Equally surprising: Sky blue

In one of the less surprising news stories of the night, exit polls show that the number one issue for voters in the California gubernatorial and Senate races is... the economy.

In slightly less unsurprising news, California voters aren't showing huge support for outsiders. While the anti-incumbent wave has been felt across the country, largely driven by the Tea Party, it seems to be having a smaller effect in California; business outsiders like Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina are both currently trailing in the latest result totals.

What issues other than the economy influenced your vote today?

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Oklahoma bans judges from using Islamic law

While there's no record of a judge citing Islamic law for precedent, Oklahoma voters passed a proposition banning that from happening. It wasn't a squeaker, either; early results show it passing by a 40 point margin.

Republican Representative Rex Duncan said the law "will constitute a pre-emptive strike against Shariah law coming to Oklahoma." Duncan talked about the proposition on Sean Hannity's Fox News in June:

The law also banned judges referring to international law, as well as requiring all state business to be conducted in English.

What do you think of the law? Would you like to see a law like this in California, or would you oppose a similar proposition?

(via Salon)

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Election night views from social media

Here you'll find the best of social media that our web team has curated, regarding elections from California and beyond.

We're looking through new sites, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. 

This post will be updated real-time so keep an eye on it.

 

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