November 7, 2019
Phil Bacerra, a real estate consultant and former city planning commissioner, maintained his lead for a City Council seat in the second day of election results, as former city planner Manny Escamilla made major gains with votes still being counted.
Gene James has a strong lead out in front in the early returns for a vacant seat on the San Clemente City Council. He led with 56 percent of the vote, to Jackson Hinkle’s 30 percent, as of the final election night update.
Stanton voters overwhelmingly supported two measures that would tax cannabis businesses and increase hotel taxes within the city, according to early results. As of the final election night update at 10:30 p.m., the cannabis tax (Measure A) led with 67 percent voting yes, while the hotel tax increase (Measure B) led with 63.5 percent voting yes.
Polls opened in Orange County Nov. 5 for special elections, the last time traditional polling sites will be used for voting. In 2020, voters will vote by mail or at vote centers.
A national press freedom organization waded into the First Amendment fight in Fullerton after an Orange County Superior Court judge barred a Fullerton blog and two residents from publishing secret city hall documents.
The final expansion, set to be complete in 2023, will allow the system to provide enough water for one million people in north and central Orange County.
Voter turnout was considerably higher in Kentucky on Tuesday than in past elections, signaling increased interest in politics during President Donald Trump's administration and the possibility of historic turnout in 2020.
Publication Date: November 7, 2019