- FENNELL EDGES OUT CLENDENEN IN THE SECOND
- BOHN BLOWOUT IN THE FIRST
- LOVELACE COASTS TO VICTORY IN THE THIRD
- HUFFMAN, ROBERTS TAKE CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY
6:20 a.m.: Solomon did indeed advance as the Mendocino and Sonoma results came in, but not enough. He trails Republican Dan Roberts by about 1,400 votes now, with all precincts reporting. There’ll be more absentee votes floating in over the coming days and weeks, but that’s too big a gap to make up. It’ll be a Dem v. Repub general election, sadly.
1:15 a.m.: Does Norman Solomon still have a shot at this thing? As of right this moment, the California Secretary of State has counted about 120,000 votes in the Second Congressional District, with about 55 percent of all precincts reporting. Norman Solomon trails Dan Roberts by about 2,000 votes — if he can make up the difference, then he and not Roberts will take on Huffman in November.
Note this, though: It looks like all the late precincts are in Mendo and Sonoma counties, where Solomon is polling strong. He just might still be in it, here.
1 a.m.: Election night final posted — BOHN, FENNELL, LOVELACE. Fennell ended the night 51.8 to Clendenen’s 47.8, a margin easily wide enough to protect her from any Clendenen-leaning absentee ballots that have yet to be counted.
Humboldt County likes Huffman, Roberts, Lawson, Adams and Solomon, in that order.
12:05 a.m.: Third report in from county elections office. Fennell widens lead over Clendenen, 53-46. Bohn and Lovelace still dominating.
11:02 p.m.: CORRECTION: Estelle Fennell still has a very slight lead over Clendenen in the Second District. I read the wrong column. The LoCO regrets the error.
10:54 p.m.: Twenty-five percent of precincts reporting district-wide — 100,000 votes — and it seems pretty clear that “The Race For Second Place” is between Norman Solomon and Dan Roberts, with Roberts still holding the edge. Stacey Lawson is dropping behind, and Adams is behind her.
10:37 p.m.: SECOND HUMBOLDT COUNTY REPORT:
HUMBOLDT COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 2,
CLIF CLENDENEN 1,393 50.95%
ESTELLE FENNELL 1,329 48.61%
10:16 p.m.: GOOD FREAKING GOD:
9:48 p.m.: We’re in a holding pattern. No new results from the county elections office for over an hour. The Secretary of State has only 9.7 percent of precincts reporting in the Second District, with Huffman still in front and Roberts second. Solomon is climbing, and Lawson behind him.
9:11 p.m.: REX BOHN HAS WON. End of story. If 40 percent of the vote is already in, Bohn would have to pull in less than 25 percent of the remaining vote to fail to make 50 percent.
8:48 p.m.: The Humboldt County results below are with 13,324 votes counted — gotta be well over 40 percent of the total.
8:37 p.m.: Humboldt County Registrar of Voters Carolyn Crnich told us a few minutes ago that polls have been crazy slow all day long, and that she would be shocked if the turnout topped 40 percent. If accurate, that would mean that these early numbers represent over 40 percent of the total Humboldt County vote.
Bohn = strong.
HUMBOLDT COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 1
ANNETTE DE MODENA 236 7.38%
CHERYL A. SEIDNER 851 26.59%
REX H. BOHN 2,099 65.59%
HUMBOLDT COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 2
CLIF CLENDENEN 1,523 48.18%
ESTELLE FENNELL 1,624 51.38%
HUMBOLDT COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 3
MARK LOVELACE 1,317 61.11%
KAREN BROOKS 832 38.61%
SUSAN L. ADAMS 1,408 11.71%
STACEY LAWSON 1,606 13.36%
JOHN LEWALLEN 261 2.17%
DANIEL W. ROBERTS 2,520 20.97%
TIFFANY RENÉE 143 1.19%
NORMAN SOLOMON 1,100 9.15%
JARED HUFFMAN 3,279 27.28%
MIKE HALLIWELL 798 6.64%
ANDY CAFFREY 200 1.66%
WILLIAM L. COURTNEY 189 1.57%
BROOKE CLARKE 403 3.35%
LARRY FRITZLAN 73 0.61%
8:34 p.m.: Still no word from the county elections office. Come on now, people!
8:18 p.m. First results in from Marin County — Huffman way out in front, Roberts running second, followed by Solomon, Adams and Lawson.