By Robert Haugh
We made predictions yesterday. We are shooting 83 percent. Not quite as good as Steph Curry shoots free throws. But pretty good.
Results are preliminary as of press time. Here are early results with 59 percent of the vote counted:
- Measure A – The Mission City ballot measure to create two council districts and implement ranked choice voting as soon as technology is ready is losing 52-48. . We predicted a win. This looks like our only miss. Santa Clarans don’t want to change the current system. They like how things are being done in the Mission City. It’s understandable since things are going well at City Hall.
- In the County Supervisor District 4 primary, Susan Ellenberg surged to a large margin ahead of Pierluigi Oliverio, Don Rocha and Jason Baker. The real battle is between Oliverio and Rocha for who will compete against Ellenberg in November. Oliverio has a less than 1 percent lead over Rocha. Disgraced former Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta slipped to fifth place, failing to get a double digit percentage of the vote and barely ahead of two late-entry candidates. We think we’ll end up predicting this one right, but disappointingly guessed wrong about Bucky the Bronco getting write-in votes.
- Judge Aaron Persky will be recalled by a close to 60-40 margin. We called this one correctly.
- Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith will be forced into a runoff against former Undersheriff John Hirokawa. We predicted this one.