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2022 primary election turnout down nearly 5% from 2018 in Contra Costa County

Original post made on Jun 29, 2022

This year's voter turnout in Contra Costa County dropped nearly 5% since the last midterm primary in 2018, according to numbers released by the county elections department this week.

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Posted by smf
a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2022 at 10:17 am

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That’s because they didn’t count all votes. Mine and my husbands weren’t counted but were mailed prior to the election. After 2 weeks of tracking it I inquired about it and they stated it wasn’t received in time. I told them it had to be postmarked by Election Day not received by then. They notified me it wouldn’t be counted on 6/24 (before they certified the election) so they clearly should’ve counted our ballots. How many more did they not count?

Posted by Beatrice Lambert
a resident of Danville
on Jul 2, 2022 at 12:28 pm

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One of the reasons is voter apathy.

Republicans generally vote early & in-person which is why early returns tend to lean Republican. This is often referred to as the 'red mirage.'

The mail-in ballots are counted later and often turn the election in the Democrat's favor.

This is what happened in the 2020 presidential election. 2020 was a COVID year and alternative voting options (drop-off boxes, Sunday after church voting etc.) were provided to ensure alternative voting options.

Since Trump lost by nearly 7 million popular votes, there is no reason to suspect voter fraud.

Richard Nixon (1960) and Al Gore (2000) lost by far smaller margins and unlike Trump, they accepted their defeats with dignity and decorum.

Posted by Jessica Tang
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 2, 2022 at 4:13 pm

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Was the red mirage the primary reason Diana Becton was re-elected as county DA?

Some people say she is soft on crime while others consider her a visionary progressive.

Posted by Chantrelle Washington
a resident of another community
on Jul 3, 2022 at 8:29 am

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Diana Becton is a highly qualified and respected Contra Costa County District Attorney who does not believe in wrongful incarcerations and/or excessive bail requirements.

Posted by Justin Thomas
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jul 4, 2022 at 8:34 am

Justin Thomas is a registered user.

> wrongful incarcerations and/or excessive bail requirements.

The seriousness and nature of the crime should determine these parameters.

In some cases it is justified…in others not so much.

Posted by Fergus Young
a resident of Danville
on Jul 4, 2022 at 4:16 pm

Fergus Young is a registered user.

These young thieves need better role models. Perhaps some Danville residents will consider taking them under their wings and make them a part of their inner families.

Everyone deserves a second chance to do good.

Posted by Noah Baker
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 5, 2022 at 10:04 am

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The 'red mirage' is a voter illusion that reactionary Republican mindsets often cling to & hope is real.

It's like being on the Titanic and hoping for a passing tugboat.

Posted by Myron Lipscomb
a resident of another community
on Jul 5, 2022 at 12:23 pm

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There is no true Republican Party anymore as it has festered into the Party of Trump and white supremacists who are in dire fear of a non-existent force called Replacement Theory.

Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 12, 2022 at 8:51 am

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@Myron Lefty Lipscomb

And what has your party festered into Myron? Let’s see….

You have socialists in your party run amok. You’re little darling, the ever incompetent AOC, adores the likes of Venezuela and the dictator that runs that country. Yeah, great system. But why start here? How’s about we take a good look at your current flunky in chief.

Not once has President Mumbles Fumbles visited our southern border to see how bad things are down there. Instead, he reads instructions off a teleprompter telling him how to use a teleprompter. He also attempts to shake hands with inanimate objects. Worse, his own party is turning against him. Meanwhile, Democrats who don’t get their way, go after Supreme Court justices. What a clown show. And your president is the ring master. And speaking of clown shows, Myron, how bout your president’s recent poll numbers, eh?

President Mumbles and Fumbles is currently at 33% in the polls there, buddy. 33% percent. He’s sinking faster than a torpedoed u-boat. He’s a mess, and he’s created a bigger mess. Afghanistan was such a smooth withdrawal, wasn’t it?

Not sure what replacement theory is Myron, but your blue peeps in congress are about to be replaced by red peeps come November. I can’t wait to see how President Mumbles and Fumbles handles the lame duck process - or if he will even be aware.

Until then, getcha popcorn ready and enjoy the show.

Posted by Greg Atchison
a resident of Danville
on Jul 12, 2022 at 11:17 am

Greg Atchison is a registered user.

Regardless of whatever transpires following the blatantly compromised January 6th kangaroo inquisition, I will be voting for Donald Trump if he decides to run in 2024 and all Trump-related congressional candidates.

The ongoing and noble effort to preserve the traditional American way of life is being subverted by left-wing ideologists intent on turning the United States into a socialist regime that encourages a welfare state, acceptance of social abberations, and the eventual destruction of Christianity as a moral compass.

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