Green Party of California Primary Results

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.

Presidential Primary:

  1. Jill Stein – 6,563 votes (48.6%)
  2. Roseanne Barr – 5,396 votes (40.0%)
  3. 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.

Local Races:

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.

3 Comments

  1. bsbafflesbrains said,

    June 6, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    My 18yo son voted green yesterday and said it felt right. Let’s hope for a trend from the youth movement.

  2. james? said,

    June 7, 2012 @ 5:47 am

    nancy pelosois district got to be concentrated on it must be the only one in california where top two could help the greens. take a look back at the results before top two with the exception of 2004 republicans never done very well there and cindy sheehan did get second place as an independent in that district in 2008. once presidential election out of the way a two year campaign could do it some democrats who arent sure may be convinced to switch over for the primary just to stop repugs been in the top two. study the strategy that uk greens used to caroline lucas or contact them elected it would work in san francisco remember your only intially after second place you will do it in two years time. (assuming you not beat top two by then)

  3. elkern said,

    June 8, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    The CA “open” Primary system is terrible. In any other state, I would guess that it started as a conspiracy between D’s & R’s to shut out third Parties, but in CA, I’d bet it’s another example of bad “legislation” by Referendumb. Direct Democracy is only sane in a small, cohesive polity.

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