March primary final results

-EAST BAY RESULTS- (Certified final results) U.S. PRESIDENT - Alameda County √Sanders.......... 138,516   37.42% Biden.................. 92,013   24.85% Warren..............  72,478   19.58% Bloomberg........  38,445   10.38% √Trump............   37,845    85.66% Weld.................      2,416      5.47% Walsh...............      2,140      4.84% ALAMEDA COUNTY >>Board of Supervisors - District 1 Bacon................  18,571   27.22% Haubert............  17,697    25.94% … Continue reading March primary final results

AD20: Quirk is 195 votes from facing a challenge from the left in the fall

In hindsight, the fact four-term Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk had attracted an early handful of potential primary challengers last fall may have been a subtle hint that a level of disenchantment exists among progressives in the 20th Assembly District. Just three challengers finalized their candidacies for the March primary, including the perfunctory Republican sure to … Continue reading AD20: Quirk is 195 votes from facing a challenge from the left in the fall

A number of Alameda County measures near approval, but few uncounted ballots remain

Six ballot measures in Alameda County, primarily involving school parcel taxes and school bonds, are at or near the cusp of thresholds needed for passage. But with only provisional ballots remaining to be counted, as of Tuesday afternoon, time is running out. Two sit just over one-tenth of a percent over the two-thirds majority threshold. … Continue reading A number of Alameda County measures near approval, but few uncounted ballots remain

Vinnie Bacon surges to the top, declares victory in tight supervisors race

Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon's lead atop an uncommonly close Alameda County District 1 Board of Supervisors race was extended on Monday as the number of uncounted ballots quickly dwindle. Bacon, who began his campaign for supervisor more than a year ago, declared victory shortly after another batch of election returns from last Tuesday's primary were … Continue reading Vinnie Bacon surges to the top, declares victory in tight supervisors race

East Bay Insiders – Episode 17 – Love songs and election returns after dark

The votes are in, but Alameda County voters and candidates eagerly awaiting all of the ballots to be counted. We look at the returns in all the March primary races in Alameda County. But things also got steamy and Shawn Wilson explained his battle back from backside surgery.

Close Alameda County Superior Court race is likely headed toward a runoff

Attorneys Elena Condes and Mark Fickes appear likely to meet in a November runoff in the race to assume the judicial robe being left by retiring Alameda County Superior Court Judge Carol Brosnahan. Election returns Tuesday night show tight race between Condes and Fickes for first-place in the primary. However, neither a will achieve the … Continue reading Close Alameda County Superior Court race is likely headed toward a runoff

Biden gets freaky in Oakland

I've got to come!-Joe Biden, after learning what type of wares a sex toys business owner sells, during an appearance on Election Day in Oakland.

East Bay Insiders – Episode 15 – March primary preview

Co-host Shawn Wilson busted out of his hospital room to record the March Primary Election Preview. Despite hand and buttocks injuries, Shawn persisted (with help from pain killers). It's the loopiest episode yet. We look at the big Alameda County supervisors race in District 1, critique some mailers, and give our predictions.

Influential Indian power broker is done with Ro Khanna

After nearly two terms in Congress, Rep. Ro Khanna has become a nationwide progressive leader. His work on Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign could possibly put Khanna in line for a job in the Social Democrat's future administration.Khanna is already one of the most powerful Indian Americans in Washington. But his rise as a progressive … Continue reading Influential Indian power broker is done with Ro Khanna

Dirty tricks enter Alameda County supervisors race

An unknown number of voters received a letter recently that strongly discourages them from voting for Alameda County District 1 Board of Supervisor candidate Bob Wieckowski. Furthermore, who sent the letter is also unknown, a potential violation of the state election code that requires political mailers included a "paid for" disclosure printed somewhere on the … Continue reading Dirty tricks enter Alameda County supervisors race

Charter school PAC backed by Walmart heirs is dominating two Alameda County Board of Ed races

Each of the five total candidates in a pair of Alameda County Board of Educations races on the March primary ballot have small to non-existent campaigns of their own. But voters in Alameda's Area 2 and in Hayward's Area 5 know these races are being fought in their mailboxes by way of tens of thousands … Continue reading Charter school PAC backed by Walmart heirs is dominating two Alameda County Board of Ed races

ALCOD1: Haubert, in email, said he would limit county programs related to abortion

Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 candidate David Haubert wrote to a prospective voter last month, that as supervisor, he would seek to limit abortion-related county programs, and, instead, focus on alternatives such as adoption and education. "I am opposed to abortion in general. As an elected leader I must obey the law of … Continue reading ALCOD1: Haubert, in email, said he would limit county programs related to abortion

ALCO Democratic Central Committee needs more black voices, says Price

The Alameda County Democratic Central Committee represents the party in one of the most diverse and progressive areas in the entire country. Yet among its large ranks of elected officials, their surrogates, and elected committee members, there is only one African American woman on the committee -- Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price. Furthermore, there … Continue reading ALCO Democratic Central Committee needs more black voices, says Price

ALCOD1: With videos, Haubert is making a push to engage Indian, Asian voters

The number of Indian-American voters in Alameda County's Board of Supervisors District 1 seat is significant. But none of the four candidates in the big District 1 race this March have a natural hold on the community. With large populations in both the Tri-Valley and Fremont, Indo-American voters are the wildcard, in tandem with the … Continue reading ALCOD1: With videos, Haubert is making a push to engage Indian, Asian voters