November 7, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Results tighten as vote-counting continues for Santa Ana council seat

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.


Voice of OC: James ahead in results of San Clemente council results

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.


Voice of OC: Stanton voters back taxes in early returns

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.


Voice of OC: Voters head to polls for last election before move to voting centers in 2020

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.


Voice of OC: Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press support Fullerton blogger

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.


Daily Pilot: O.C. districts to break ground on final phase of groundwater replenishment system

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.



CNN: Voter turnout surges in Kentucky elections

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