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Record Low Turnout in Tuesday Primary

 
Posted June 3rd, 2014 @ 9:48pm

San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu says the voter turn-out in Tuesday's primary election set a record for lowest turn-out.  The previous record for poorest voter turn-out was 33-percent back in 1981.

Vu says there were 98,000 last-minute mail-in and provisional ballots that still need to be counted and that will not be completed until Monday, June 9th.  With that many ballots still be counted, it was possible there could be a change in one of the closest races, involving San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn, who led challenger Jim Wood 51-to-49-percent.

Here are the other major results from Tuesday's election. 

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis fought off two challengers, getting 54-percent of the vote, and was re-elected to a 4th term.

The three incumbent members of the San Diego City Council were re-elected, in Districts, 2, 4 and 8, but in District 6, the two top vote-getters, Chris Cate and Carol Kim will face off in November's general election.

In the 53rd  Congressional District, Democrat incumbent Scott Peters will face Carl DeMaio in November aftetr DeMaio finished second beating out two other Republicans.

Barrio Logan community plan Propositions B and C were soundly defeated in a city wide vote.  

Prop A, which changes the city charter in San Diego to make it easier to remove a mayor, was passed. The measure stems from the controversy with former Mayor Bob Filner who eventually resigned in 2013.

Prop H, which extends the Grossmont Hospital lease with Sharp, was approved by a margin of almost 9 to 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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