Last week City Attorney Jan Goldsmith dismissed Democrats as freedom-haters. Now the people running to replace Goldsmith are universally condemning him right back.
We’ve decided to include all our efforts to understand the 2016 election under the banner of San Diego Decides. As part of that, I’ll be writing a biweekly look at what’s happening in the races facing San Diego voters in 2016. It’ll include new reporting, follow-ups on bigger stories, and a round-up of other coverage […]
Lori Saldaña and Kevin Melton both have steep roads ahead of them in their respective races for mayor and state Assembly. But one sees the underdog label as a strength, and the other rejects it altogether.
The latest episode of the podcast is all about voting: what needs to happen before you can vote in California’s presidential primary, how voting is changing and some of the controversies surrounding how votes are counted.
“In America, politicians should not pick their voters; voters should pick their politicians,” President Barack Obama said earlier this month. He pointed out that neither side is free from blame. The majority party tends to think the status quo works just fine, while the minority party wants to make a change. To the president’s point, […]
State Sen. Joel Anderson is dropping his bid to unseat fellow Republican Diane Jacob for county supervisor. He’ll run for the seat in 2020, once Jacob is termed out.
The outcome of this year’s election was largely predetermined five years ago: The credit – or blame, depending on your point of view – goes to the San Diego Redistricting Commission, which packed Democratic voters inefficiently into a few Council seats.
Crowdpac, a new site launching in several cities across the country, has generated some attention for its sometimes strange rankings of the most liberal and conservative local politicians. But what’s most interesting about the site is how it plans to make money. It is trying to do to local politics what Kickstarter did to startups.
Chula Vista City Councilman-Elect John McCann, who won by two votes, claimed the costly recount process validates the original winner 90 percent of the time.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia explain how one group of voters can swing the 52nd Congressional District race for Rep. Scott Peters or Carl DeMaio.