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Mayoral race over?


Looks like Dick Murphy has been reelected. Without those under-votes, Frye can't win, and it doesn't look like she's going to get them.

So Murphy will be our first "strong mayor." I have a bad feeling about this...

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esprix
Nov. 23rd, 2004 11:00 am (UTC)
Any candidate that Rick Roberts and Roger Hedgecock endorse I'm against, too! :)
fernanb
Nov. 23rd, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
I want to run for SD Mayor one day =)
esprix
Nov. 23rd, 2004 11:32 am (UTC)
I'd vote for ya! Just make sure everyone fills in that little circle...
bescincimevsim
Nov. 23rd, 2004 11:47 am (UTC)
I want you to start planning my campaign for Governor - as I see it, I only have another 25 years before I run...
esprix
Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC)
What cushy job do I get once you win?
bescincimevsim
Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
Name your job - as long as you support my war on Nevada - I'm planning to annexe Las Vegas...
esprix
Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:26 pm (UTC)
How about the Queen Mum? All the respect, admiration and reverence with none of the responsibility!
bescincimevsim
Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
Done! Your the Queen of the California Queens come the new order... I shall be Èl Prèçèdèntæ (that's El Presendente in the new Californian langugae I'm planning to impose :D)
esprix
Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:42 pm (UTC)
You're displacing Spanish? ;)
bescincimevsim
Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)
Yes - Calglish will be the new language - with English as the second - and I shall have a big hat...
esprix
Nov. 23rd, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
Do I get a hat, too?
bescincimevsim
Nov. 23rd, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
You can have a crown if you want... after all, you'll be the Queen Mum of the "Independent, Imperial, Social-Democratic, Kingdom and Dominion of the People’s Californian Autarchy" (catchy new name, huh? :D)
esprix
Nov. 23rd, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
Very catchy!
bescincimevsim
Nov. 23rd, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
Now we just have to fit it onto the new money...
esprix
Nov. 23rd, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC)
Lavendar $3 bills, yes?
bescincimevsim
Nov. 24th, 2004 04:49 am (UTC)
Of course - with your picture on them... although it won't be dollars, it'll be Teueros... and there'll be Pink T1.50 bill, and a T10 coin :D
esprix
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:43 am (UTC)
We of course have to have lots of LARGE denominations, right? :D
bescincimevsim
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
Of course - the Emerald T1,000,000 note and the violet T10,000,000
esprix
Nov. 24th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
I suppose with enough of them we'll have a rainbow, yes?
bescincimevsim
Nov. 24th, 2004 10:38 am (UTC)
Or, indeed, a rainbow flag :D
fernanb
Nov. 23rd, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
oh yes. i'll make sure of that
darrelx
Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:35 pm (UTC)
There are still two other lawsuits pending; One in Federal Court and one in California Superior Court.

The vote won't be certified until November 30 (if then...) and the new mayor (if it changes hands) is supposed to take office on Dec. 9th. If the vote still hasn't been certified by that time because of pending litigation, Murphy will remain in office until it is.

I can't say much else because I'm going to be doing some presentation graphics for one of the attorneys involved in one of the lawsuits. I can't say for who or for which lawsuit until its all over.
esprix
Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC)
Not that it means anything, but Murphy is claiming victory, and I doubt Frye's gonna pull this out of the fire (to coin a phrase). Still, I think these lawsuits are definitely going to have an impact on future elections.
darrelx
Nov. 23rd, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, deifnitely an impact - for the better. This whole problem arose because SanDog's election law regarding write-ins for the General (ie: runoff) election proved to be ambiguous, at best, when compared to the State Municipal code, and also when using what little precedent existed as a guideline.

It's the same problem Florida had in 2000. It's the problem that Ohio DID NOT have this year because they had solid election laws and had already been using provisional ballots for 10 years.

The next mayor (or Murphy during his next term as mayor) will have to hammer out new election laws with the City Council to prevent this from happening again.

The only reason this hasn't been a problem in the past is because the most votes any previous write-in candidate in San Deigo's general election has received is 120 votes. No one's ever thought it was a problem that needed fixing until now.
esprix
Nov. 23rd, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
As is the case with most laws - don't fix it if it ain't broke, or, even if it is, until it becomes a problem. Personally I'm disappointed it means we'll likely be keeping Murphy, but hopefully she'll run again.
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