California Election FINAL

CA-50:

With 96.2 of the results in I am calling this one for Brian Billbray.

California Conservative is blogging the special election, no results yet as of 10:20 central, but check back later. I think it’s hilarious that the Republican ballots in CA are red/pink, and the Dems are YELLOW.

Brian Billbray – Rep  58,566   49.48

Francine Busby – Dem 53,598 45.28

W. Griffith – Ind           4399  3.70

Paul King – Lib             1822   1.54

click on read more if you want to see the blow by blow through the night.

 UPDATE: First results coming in:

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 50TH DISTRICT – (RUN-OFF)

Precincts: 500
Counted: 57
Percentage: 11.4%

Vote for: 1
BRIAN BILBRAY – REP
20448
50.60%

FRANCINE BUSBY – DEM
17329
42.88%

W. GRIFFITH – IND
1846
4.57%

PAUL KING – LIB
792
1.96%

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 50TH DISTRICT – REPUBLICAN

Precincts: 500
Counted: 57
Percentage: 11.4%

Vote for: 1
BRIAN P. BILBRAY – REP
11071
52.81%

ERIC ROACH – REP
3347
15.96%

BILL HAUF – REP
2209
10.54%

BILL MORROW – REP
1542
7.36%

HOWARD KALOOGIAN – REP
1001
4.77%

ALAN UKE – REP
574
2.74%

VICTOR E. RAMIREZ – REP
364
1.74%

RICHARD LEE EARNEST – REP
339
1.62%

SCOTT ORREN – REP
282
1.35%

SCOTT TURNER – REP
236
1.13%

 

Just a reminder, when the dems lose the special election according to pre-election fluff they don’t really lose unless Billbray wins by >10 percentage pts. As long as they want to think losing is winning I think it’s a good idea to let the democrat election strategists continue in that mode.

Update TWO: Here’s from the CA sect’y of state, the numbers have flipped now, not a good sign, but so far these are mostly absentee ballots, it does appear that the minuteman candidate is sapping Billbray’s strength:

               

Candidate                                   Votes  Percent

 

 

Chris Raye Young                            1,405   10.4 
Francine Busby                             12,036   89.6 
Howard Kaloogian                            1,001    4.7 
Scott Turner                                  236    1.1 
Victor E. Ramirez                             364    1.7 
Alan K. Uke                                   574    2.7 
Scott C. Orren                                282    1.3 
Bill Hauf                                   2,209   10.6 
Richard Earnest                               339    1.6 
Brian P. Bilbray                           11,071   52.9 
Eric Roach                                  3,347   16.0 
Bill Morrow                                 1,542    7.4 
Paul King                                     112  100.0 
Miriam E. Clark                                13  100.0 

UPDATE III — I have to hit the hay, early day tomorrow, here’s the link to CA sect’y of State page.  One last note, remember to set IE or your browser to always load the page new, or clear your cache or you might look at cached results for a couple of hours and not realize it 😛

 UPDATE IV: Ok so I’m an election junkie and I admit it…

Here are more up to date results from the county, the sect’y office is slow as molasses…

Billbray – Rep 20866  50.63%

Busby – Dem 17693 42.93%

Griffith – Ind   1859  4.51%

King – Lib         797  1.93%

So, if you add Billbray and Griffith, the stronger borders voters are outpolling Busby by >10 percent.. hrmmm.