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Shaking Out Tuesday's Primary: The Who Did What Summary

Here are the (unofficial) Contra Costa County numbers for primaries in Danville and Alamo. This is how it shook out... what do you think?

will be District 2 Supervisor as she notched a smidge more than 60 percent of the vote. came in second with 27.54 percent.

In the U.S. Senator Primary, Republican challenger and Danville resident grabbed enough of the vote to land second place behind longtime Democrat Dianne Feinstein. . Emken was one of more than 20 challengers going against Feinstein.

With 97 percent of the precincts reporting statewide (at the time of publishing this), Proposition 28, which reduced legislative term limits from 14 to 12 years, is poised to pass with 61.5 percent voting in favor of the measure.

Proposition 29, which adds $1 tax to each pack of cigarettes, on the other hand, was up and down all night Tuesday. With 97 percent of the precincts reporting (at the time of publishing), Prop 29's differential was razor thin with 50.8 percent voting no and 49.2 percent voting yes.

Longtime Democrat George Miller will face off against Republican Virginia Fuller for the District 11 Congressional seat on Nov. 6. Both candidates were the top two vote getters out of a four-person race.

There were only two candidates in both the District 7 State Senate primary and the District 16 State Assembly primary. All four candidates will continue on and battle it out in their respective races on Nov. 6 in the general election.

What do you think of the results? Have an opinion?

 

Unofficial Contra Costa County results are below with all 646 precincts reporting:

District 2 Supervisor

Total Votes

Percentage

24,692

60.27

11,367

27.75

4,828

11.78

Write-In

81

0.20

U.S. Senator*

 

 

Dianne Feinstein (i)

92,047

60.46

Elizabeth Emken

18,311

12.03

 

 

*(Contra Costa Voters only - not overall count)

District 11 Congressional

 

 

George Miller, Dem. (i)

63,696

58.22

Virginia Fuller, Rep.

33,985

31.06

John Fitzgerald, Dem.

7,534

6.89

Cheryl Sudduth, Dem. 3,843 3.51 Write-In 348 0.32

Proposition 28*

 

 

Yes

97,541/2,285,730**

63.44/61.5

No

56,206/1,433,349

36.56/38.5

*(Contra Costa County votes only - not overall count)

 

 

Proposition 29*

 

 

Yes

91,949/1,867,790

58.31/49.2

No

65,738/1,926,278

41.69/50.8

*(Contra Costa County votes only - not overall count)

 

 

District 7 State Senate

 

 

Mark DeSaulnier, Dem. (i)

61,019

58.14

Mark P. Meuser, Rep.

43,668

41.61

Write-In

264

0.25

District 16 State Assembly

 

 

Joan Buchanan, Dem (i)

29,545

57.25

Estes A. "Al" Phillips, III, Rep

21,949

42.53

Write-In 117 0.23

Unofficial results from the Contra Costa County Elections Division

**Second number designates statewide totals.

Terry Parris Jr. June 06, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Do you think the low voter turn out had to do with that fact that she was running unopposed? It was the same case in D5. With a battle between Tomi and Candace, we had to figure that turnout for D2 would be much higher than the other unopposed district elections. Thoughts?
Jose Arturo Ornleas June 07, 2012 at 12:37 AM
I have never smoked. I didn't need you do-gooders to set up a Zen Fascist "bio" region to protect my lungs.
Terry Parris Jr. June 07, 2012 at 12:40 AM
If it was "fascist" it probably wouldn't have gone to a vote, Jose, right? It would have just happened.
Jose Arturo Ornleas June 07, 2012 at 08:48 AM
@Terry Parris Jr. As a matter of fact, fascism has been put to a vote before. You shouldn't be able to escape 7th grade history without knowing about the Nazi's 1933 parlimentary victory. The entire holocaust was based on the Nuremberg laws which were passed by the Reichstag in 1935. A basic discussion in Poly Sci is the difference between "legal" and "legitimate" government.
Terry Parris Jr. June 07, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I guess the "fascism" of Prop 29 failed then, eh?

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