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Democrat pulls ahead to win Southern California Assembly seat
Sacramento Bee ^ | Dec 2 2012 | Torey Van Oot

Posted on 12/02/2012 6:52:38 PM PST by WilliamIII

The final vote update from Los Angeles County has given Democrat Steve Fox a slight lead over the presumed Republican victor in the 36th Assembly District, putting the seat in Democrats' column by a margin of just 145 votes.

Fox trailed Republican Ron Smith by about 2,000 votes the day after the Nov. 6 election, according to local reports, but the gap has narrowed in recent weeks as remaining absentee and provisional ballots were counted. The final count by Los Angeles County, which is one of three counties in the district, put Fox ahead with just over 50 percent of the vote.

A win in the 36th Assembly District gives Democrats control of 55 seats in the lower house -- one above the supermajority Assembly Speaker John A. Perez secured with another Election Day upset. Fox is unlikely to be a sure vote for Democrats in the 2013-2014 Legislature, however. The attorney and teacher ran as a Republican in a 2008 Assembly contest and has signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge against raising taxes.

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1 posted on 12/02/2012 6:52:45 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

all them extra provisional ballots are always so helpful


2 posted on 12/02/2012 6:54:53 PM PST by Nifster
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To: WilliamIII

Count until you win!


3 posted on 12/02/2012 6:55:10 PM PST by DBrow
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To: WilliamIII

Amazing how all of these recounts of recounts always have the democrat pull slightly ahead in the “last and final” recount.


4 posted on 12/02/2012 6:55:47 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: WilliamIII

5 posted on 12/02/2012 6:58:56 PM PST by Washi
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To: WilliamIII
The attorney and teacher ran as a Republican in a 2008 Assembly contest and has signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge against raising taxes.

With the new top-two open primary system in California, this may be the best bet for conservatives.. run as a Democrat.. and once elected, vote Republican.

6 posted on 12/02/2012 6:59:54 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: WilliamIII

Rats ALWAYS win the recount.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 7:08:32 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: WilliamIII

It’s just as well that the democrats should completely own the disaster called California. Companies and private wage earners are leaving in droves, the mexicans just keep pouring in for the schools and freebies, the agricultural sector has been decimated over a non-native fish, and taxes are going up to record highs. What can possibly go wrong?


8 posted on 12/02/2012 7:09:59 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: upchuck

“Rats ALWAYS win the recount.”

That’s where their vote fraud really shines!


9 posted on 12/02/2012 7:11:33 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Washi

did they keep finding ballots in closets and trunks?


10 posted on 12/02/2012 7:14:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: WilliamIII

Isn’t that amazing, how so many “new” votes are found?

Had Romney been declared the winner on 6 November, the counting would still be going on in Obamugabe-friendly counties and precincts...

the Kakistocracy is here. And Obamugabe is the chief Kakistocrat.


11 posted on 12/02/2012 7:15:18 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: WilliamIII

“Fox is unlikely to be a sure vote for Democrats in the 2013-2014 Legislature, however. The attorney and teacher ran as a Republican in a 2008 Assembly contest and has signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge against raising taxes.”

Well, well. Seems like the opposite scenario we here in SD are familiar with. Dems switching parties in order to have a shot at winning an election.

No one should be surprised at how those those dems might govern after winning an election. Rino is a familiar way to describe it.


12 posted on 12/02/2012 7:16:11 PM PST by wita
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To: WilliamIII
once a rat, always a rat....

but isnt' that so nice all those votes just happened his way....

13 posted on 12/02/2012 7:21:04 PM PST by cherry
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To: WilliamIII

From 2000 ahead to 145 behind in a recount.

Has a Pubby ever won a recount?

Who are the idiots who are counting the first time?


14 posted on 12/02/2012 7:23:37 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: WilliamIII

I think the reason dems were so pissed in Bush vs Gore is that it was the only time in history when a re re re re re re recount did not result in a democrat win.


15 posted on 12/02/2012 7:29:04 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: WilliamIII

to the dems it’s never too late to commit vote fraud. May God strike every last one of them dead.


16 posted on 12/02/2012 7:33:19 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: WilliamIII

Why even partake in the sham anymore?


17 posted on 12/02/2012 7:34:20 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: dsrtsage

My thought exactly. In recent years then have been dozens, perhaps hundreds, of recounts and late counts, and by sheer random chance some should have increased the Republican totals. For the life of me I cannot recall even a single one.


18 posted on 12/02/2012 8:25:34 PM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: icwhatudo

That was because their idiot with the drill accidentally double-punched through the Buchanan holes instead of the Gore holes, spoiling as many Gore ballots as Bush ballots. They had it stolen, but didn’t execute correctly - leading to episodes of wild rage. :)


19 posted on 12/02/2012 8:30:55 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: WilliamIII

Amazing how many Dems “pull ahead” a day or two AFTER election day!

Nothing to see here. Everyone move along!


20 posted on 12/02/2012 9:17:33 PM PST by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: WilliamIII

Does this really make a difference?


21 posted on 12/03/2012 8:05:31 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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