Friday Open Thread | 2.6 million votes remain in California primary

Alex Padilla said at least 2 million votes cast in California's presidential primary election have yet to be countedSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Latest on outstanding ballots in California’s primary election (all times local):
6 p.m.

California Secretary of State says nearly 2.6 million ballots still to be counted in California’s presidential primary election.

That would put turnout at 8.6 million, or 48 percent, if all the ballots are certified.

This year’s primary turnout surpasses the 31 percent of registered voters who participated in the 2012 presidential primary, but falls short of the 58 percent turnout in 2008.

Padilla’s office released the survey of unprocessed ballots at 58 county elections offices Thursday evening. It includes 616,000 outstanding ballots in the most populous county, Los Angeles.

Just over 6 million ballots have been counted so far. Counties have until early July to count and certify all ballots.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla and other election observers say there are likely at least 2 million votes still to be counted from California’s presidential primary election.

Padilla made the comments at a post-election forum Thursday. Paul Mitchell of Political Data Inc. says there could be as many as 3 million still-uncounted votes.

The remaining ballots are unlikely to swing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s win in the nation’s most populous state. But down-ballot races could be affected as counting continues.

Just fewer than 6 million ballots were counted by Thursday afternoon.

Another 2 million ballots would put turnout right at the 45 percent participation rate forecast by the Field Poll.

About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
This entry was posted in 2016 Elections, Current Events, Democracy, News, Open Thread, Politics, Presidential Politics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

41 Responses to Friday Open Thread | 2.6 million votes remain in California primary

  1. Ametia says:

    so the fool in Texas airport screamed “shoot me, shoot, me, I dare you?”

    Looks like his request was granted.

    • Ametia says:

      So TRUE, Mr. President. And is it pure politic that your party isn’t out there on every cable network, pounding the drum in supporting a hearing for Judge Garland, like they’re doing to get that witch Hillary nominated and elected president?

      Or do we have to wait for Judge Garland to drop dead, ALSO TOO?

  2. rikyrah says:

    Happy Graduation Day to First Daughter Malia Obama 😊🎓

  3. Liza says:

    Elizabeth Warren will feel some backlash. I’m sure she’s already calculated that whatever Hillary promised her is worth more than the supporters she will lose.

    Elizabeth Warren is the worst #sellout in DC. She is dead to me. #BernieOrBust #NeverHillary #FeelTheBern— #BernieOrBust (@groggygirl85) June 10, 2016


    • eliihass says:

      Did you see her so pleased and impressed with herself, grinning from ear to ear this morning as she was rolling out of Hillary’s D.C home… yes, Hillary is already holding court at her ‘D.C home’, already playing make-believe president…

      Elizabeth Warren is no principled ‘warrior’…she’s merely a self-aggrandizing coward and phony..

  4. rikyrah says:

    Quick Takes: Trump’s Actual Business Record
    by Nancy LeTourneau June 9, 2016 5:11 PM

    * For anyone still under the illusion that Donald Trump’s business record is his greatest selling point as a presidential candidate, Steve Reilly pretty much tears through that myth.

    At least 60 lawsuits, along with hundreds of liens, judgments, and other government filings reviewed by the USA TODAY NETWORK, document people who have accused Trump and his businesses of failing to pay them for their work. Among them: a dishwasher in Florida. A glass company in New Jersey. A carpet company. A plumber. Painters. Forty-eight waiters. Dozens of bartenders and other hourly workers at his resorts and clubs, coast to coast. Real estate brokers who sold his properties. And, ironically, several law firms that once represented him in these suits and others.

    Trump’s companies have also been cited for 24 violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act since 2005 for failing to pay overtime or minimum wage, according to U.S. Department of Labor data…

    In addition to the lawsuits, the review found more than 200 mechanic’s liens — filed by contractors and employees against Trump, his companies or his properties claiming they were owed money for their work — since the 1980s…

    The actions in total paint a portrait of Trump’s sprawling organization frequently failing to pay small businesses and individuals, then sometimes tying them up in court and other negotiations for years. In some cases, the Trump teams financially overpower and outlast much smaller opponents, draining their resources. Some just give up the fight, or settle for less; some have ended up in bankruptcy or out of business altogether.


    I know it’s sort of cruel to put these folks on film, but I want ads from the ones who had to go out of business because of Trump. …

  5. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Published on May 18, 2016
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitted in a CNN interview that the system of Super Delegates is purposely designed to protect establishment candidates and stop grassroots candidates…

    “Un-pledged (Super) Delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists.”

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      From the above video:

      Published on May 18, 2016
      Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitted in a CNN interview that the system of Super Delegates is purposely designed to protect establishment candidates and stop grassroots candidates…

      “Un-pledged (Super) Delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists.”

      I imagine that many are upset and tearful over this admission:

    • Liza says:

      It’s like saying water is wet. It’s obvious. But Debbie Wasserman Schultz is still a jack ass.

      • Ametia says:

        Liza, the most unsettling thing for me is that the Democratic BLEW the opportunity to help keep us moving forward.

        They’ve had 7 1/2 years to cultivate the party, but it’s quite evident this was never a goal.

        The Democratic Party does not want to move forward. We just got a taste of what REAL CHANGE is all about, and the party wants to go back to BUSINESS as usual.

        We should have known there was no actual plan to change the system of democratic leadership, when we witnessed first-hand the practically non-existent support of President Obama.

        For us to be placed in position to make a choice between Trump & Clinton PISSED me off to no end.

        Frankly, the thought of having the Clintons back in the White House is DEVASTATINGLY DESPICABLE, to me.

        All the SHILLING for Hillary is breathtakingly SICKENING, MADDENING, actually.

        I am no longer affiliating myself with the Democratic Party. IT’S OFFICIAL.

      • Liza says:

        You’re inside my head, Ametia. Yesterday was a truly awful day for those of us who treasure democracy or what little is left of it. Watching those phony endorsements was maddening and heartbreaking. I had the same thought this morning, that I am going to have to change my voter registration to no party preference.

        Assuming Hillary becomes the president (and Bill the Economy Czar), they are going to find out very quickly that establishment politics does not work for and does not appeal to an electorate that has changed in very significant ways since the 1990s. They did not allow President Obama to usher in the 21st century as he envisioned, to make a smooth transition and to create a more democratic society and sustainable economic growth. He was fully capable of this and that is why I voted for him twice. I listened to him as did millions of others and that election he won in 2008 was a mandate from the people. He’s done extremely well without the full support of his own party, but he’s been limited, we have to admit that.

        The Democratic oligarchy wants to take this to the limit, to their last dying gasp, and that day will come. Yes it will. These old fossils like the Clintons will have to pass the torch because they are going to be dead or demented or in nursing facilities. They are damn close right now. I just hope there are some young leaders out there who understand this, who have the courage to forge a new path.

      • Ametia says:

        Well-said, Liza. It’s high time the young folks take a stand, demand and help implement change in the political system in this country. Until then, we’re left with recycled dinosaurs

    • Ametia says:

      According to PBO, Lil Debbie’s doing a stand up job as DNC chair.


  6. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning☺, Everyone 😉

  7. Good morning, Chicas!

    Some real fuckery going on with the California primary

Leave a Reply