November 14, 2010

New Vote Counts Increase Cassidy's Lead

In new vote counts released by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters on Saturday, November 13, 2010, San Leandro Mayor-elect Stephen Cassidy increased his lead over incumbent Tony Santos from 172 votes to 231 votes after invoking the ranked choice algorithm. This gives Cassidy 50.57% of the continuing ballots cast to 49.43% for Santos. There were 2,134 exhausted ballots out of 23,493 ballots cast and a total of 20,321 continuing ballots in the final round.

Santos has not conceded the race and has recommended that the San Leandro City Council revoke the ranked choice voting ordinance and that the City return to run-off elections.

The totals also show that write-in Lou Filipovich received nine write-in votes, with most of his second-place votes going to John Palau. Cassidy received the most of Sara Mestas' and Joyce Starosciak's second-place votes.

In the District 1 San Leandro City Council race, Carol Libbrecht is shown with 120 write-in votes compared to 148 unknown write-in votes. Incumbent Michael Gregory won the contest with nearly double the votes of challenger David Anderson and 65.05% of the vote.

San Leandro School Board member Pauline Cutter defeated Corina Lopez 53.21% to 45.75% of the votes.

Measure M, the San Leandro Unified School District athletic facilities bond surpassed 63% approval in the latest results tally, while Measure Z, the City's 0.25% sales tax, held on to its 61% approval.

The vote won't be certified for a few more weeks, but the results are unlikely to change.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at November 14, 2010 7:30 AM | TrackBack
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