Election Results Unchanged In Malibu, But SM Council Race Change May Signal SMMUSD Vacancy
Written by 991KBU on November 5, 2020
Updated vote results released by the county late yesterday … as predicted … have not changed any results.
At least … not in Malibu.
Different story in Santa Monica …with a Malibu impact … that story below.
Here in Malibu … the one two three finishers are Bruce Silverstein … Steve Uhring and Paul Grisanti.
Finishing 143 votes out of the money … Doug Stewart.
Andy Lyon is 234 votes short of a winning seat.
And three votes behind Lyon is Mark Wetton.
In sixth place … incumbent city councilman Rick Mullen has crept up above the 10 percent approval mark.
Lance Simmens still trails the pack.
More dribs and drabs of votes will be released by the county recorder registrar over the next two weeks.
The total number of votes cast in the city council election seems low to many observers.
Some failing city council candidates had been hoping against hope for a large number of uncounted ballots to turn up in the totals.
The latest batch of election results show no changes in Malibu … but a major shift in Santa Monica.
Oscar de la Torre now holds a slim lead in the race for Santa Monica City Council.
If that holds … de la Torre will resign from the Santa Monica Malibu School board.
And school board members will pick a replacement.
Early returns showed that de la Torre was behind.
But now the race for Santa Monica City Council appears headed for a major upset.
Terry Day … an incumbent … is now 19 votes behind de la Torre.
Another incumbent … Ted Winterer … is ousted.
Gleam Davis is the only incumbent to apparently secure re-election in Santa Monica … as three challengers appear to be on track to win.