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Calaveras Election News

Calaveras Election News

In Calaveras County election news, Clerk Recorder Rebecca Turner, reports nearly 3,500 outstanding vote-by-mails ballots have to be processed by the Calaveras Elections department along with roughly 900 provisional ballots as well.  Mail-in ballots will continue to come in through Monday.  Turner hopes to have those votes counted by early next week and the provisional ballots counted by the end of the week. Turner also reports these ballots are not likely to change the outcome of the recall of District Five Supervisor Steve Kearney where so far 61% of voters approve of the recall. If the numbers hold up, Clyde Clapp will replace Kearney, after receiving 34% of the vote.

In other election news, Frank Bigelow retained his 5th District Assembly seat Tuesday by defeating challenger Robert Carabas by a margin of 64 percent to 36 percent. Bigelow was first elected to the California Assembly in 2012, received 91,315 votes and challenger Carabas received 50,772 votes. The 5th Assembly District includes the counties of Calaveras, Amador, Tuolumne, Alpine, El Dorado, Madera, Mariposa, Mono and Placer.

Written by Joey Guidi

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