Jill Stein won the Green Party of California Primary vote with 48% of the total, surviving a strong push by Roseanne Barr over the last two weeks to gain ground in the Delegate count. Over 13 thousand votes were cast in the Green Party presidential primary, and another 19 thousand votes were cast for Green Party Congressional candidates, but unfortunately none made it into the top two to move on to the General Election.
- Jill Stein – 6,563 votes (48.6%)
- Roseanne Barr – 5,396 votes (40.0%)
- Kent Mesplay – 1,534 votes (11.4%)
This will likely distribute California’s 65 Delegates in the following manner:
- Jill Stein – 32 Delegates
- Roseanne Barr – 26 Delegates
- Kent Mesplay – 7 Delegates
In other California races, here are the outcomes according to the California Secretary of State:
House of Representatives:
Barry Hermanson (CD12) – 4,677 votes (5.2%) 3rd out of 6. Note that Nancy Pelosi won with 74% of the vote, but the second place finisher, Republican John Dennis, only won 12,562 votes. Hermanson was just 8K votes shy of making the “top two”
Carol Brouillet (CD18) – 3,890 votes (4.1%) 4th of 4 candidates
Eric Peterson (CD20) - 1,449 votes (2.0%) 5th of 7 candidates
Michael Powelson (CD30) – 1,523 votes (2.0%) 6th of 7 candidates
David Steinman (CD33) – 3,057 votes (3.4%) 6th of 8 candidates
Anthony Vieyra (CD35) – 5,371 votes (18.7%) 3rd of 3 candidates. NOTE that in this race the other two candidates were both Democrats, who will both move on to the general election. It should be pointed out that 18% is a very good turnout for the Green candidate, and Vieyra had the highest total vote among the California Congressional Candidates and the highest percentage finish as well.
In total, 19,967 votes were cast in California for Congressional candidates in the “top two” primary. Because of California’s Top Two election law, none of them will appear on the general election ballot in November.
In State Legislative races, there were three Greens on the ballot:
David Edwards (SAD1) – 5,050 (5.8%) 4th of 5 candidates. Note that the top two winners were both Republicans, with the Democrat finishing in 3rd place. Edwards beat the Libertarian, who finished in 5th.
Pamela Elizondo (SAD2) – 6,374 (8.6%) 3rd of 4 candidates. Note that the other 3 candidates were all Democrats.
Jack Lindblad (SAD39) – 1,895 (7.5%) 5th of 6 candidates. The top two finishers were both Democrats, with the other 3 candidates all Republicans.
Gary Blenner (Sacramento County Super d.4) – 6,466 votes (23.32%) 3rd of 3 candidates
Jane Rands (Fullerton City Council) – 3,340 (26.3%) 2nd of 4 candidates. Note that this was a Recall election of three city councilors prompted by the police beating death of a homeless man that outraged the community. All three of the city councilors targeted for Recall were recalled and replaced.