Measure FD Fails – DA Race Is Tight – Malibu Voting Lines Were Long

Written by on March 4, 2020

California’s primary election results are still being tabulated.

Long lines to vote greeted Malibu voters at Bluffs Park yesterday.

Ones were not so bad at one Cabrillo elementary school … the only other voting center in Malibu.

But across LA County some voters needed to wait three hours to cast their ballots.

The county registrar recorder … Dean Logan … appeared at a news conference last night to apologize


“There’s a lot to be learned a lot of that falls upon my shoulders and our shoulders at the registrar recorders office to figure out how we get the logistics and the capacity issues straightened out well before the November election.”

Mail in ballots that were postmarked yesterday will be counted as they arrive … and that could affect one race here in Los Angeles County.

Incumbent district Atty. Jackie Lacey right now has a bare majority in her race for reelection … at 50.69% of the vote.

If she can hold onto that bare point 69 percent margin … she will win a second term.

But if the two challengers’ totals chip away at that … she will have to face one of them … George Gascon … in the November general election.

Video of Jackie Lacy’s husband pulling a gun on protesters who invaded their property two days before the election may have hurt her cause.

The countywide measure FD fire department tax went down to defeat.

It needed a two thirds yes vote for passage … but as of now has only a 53 percent approval.

Anger over her excessive fire department salaries … and the failure of the fire department to deploy engines to Malibu … stoked opposition to measure FD locally.

Right now …. voters statewide are saying “no” to the only proposition on the California ballot.

Proposition 13 needs a simple majority vote to pass, but as of now … 56% of Californians are voting “no,” while 43% are voting “yes.”

Proposition 13 would allow the state to borrow $15 billion to pay for school construction and upgrades across California.

The big race of course is the presidential primary election.

No breakouts are available for malibu voters yet.

But in L A County … Bernie Sanders won 38 percent of the  vote.

Joe Biden won 27 percent of the L A County vote.

Elizabeth Warren got 12 percent.

Michael Bloomberg was close behind her.

And Pete Buttigieg got 4 percent … Tom Steyer got 2 percent … nd the others less than that.

Of course … Buttigieg and Steyer have pulled out and endorsed Biden.

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