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Place Your Election Day Bets

If you get them all right, you get a free lunch!

 

A Voice of San Diego tradition pits me against VOSD CEO Scott Lewis for Election Day picks. The winner gets a free lunch.

The last few times we’ve opened up the contest to our members and readers, and we’re doing it again. We’re predicting the results of 10 city of San Diego, San Diego County, school, state and federal races. We have two questions on the San Diego’s mayor’s race.

If you get everything correct, you get a free lunch, too. In June, we had 120 entries, but just two winners.

Here’s how to play.

For nine of the 11 picks, we’ve laid out a candidate or a proposition and a percentage. You decide if you think Tuesday’s result will be “over” or “under” that percentage. For the final two questions, you list a name and a percentage.

1. San Diego City Council District 1. Sherri Lightner. 52 percent.

2. U.S. Congress 52nd District. Brian Bilbray. 52 percent

3. San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3. Steve Danon. 52 percent.

4. Proposition Z. San Diego Unified school bond. Yes. 52 percent.

5. Proposition 30. State Schools Tax. Yes. 48 percent.

6. Proposition 32. State Union/Corporate Paycheck Deductions. Yes. 46 percent.

7. Proposition 38. State Schools Tax. Yes. 41 percent.

8. San Diego Unified school board Sub-District E. Marne Foster. 53 percent.

9. San Diego Unified school board Sub-District A. John Lee Evans. 56 percent.

10. Winner of San Diego mayoral election. Bob Filner or Carl DeMaio?

11. What percentage will the winning San Diego mayoral candidate receive? (rounded to the nearest full percentage point)

You can fill out your contest ballot by clicking here, which will direct you to a survey. (A plug: If you were a VOSD member, you could have started voting in the contest on Friday.) We’ll sort it all out after Election Day.

Just so you know where things stand, I’ve beaten Lewis in the last two Election Day contests and have a 2-1 lead. We’re calling this one Lewis-Dillon IV: The Fight for Supremacy.

Finally, a disclaimer. None of this should be construed as an endorsement for any of the candidates or propositions. It’s simply a fun, semi-educated guess about the results.

And considering we’re on the fourth iteration of our contest, the clip below from a beloved movie series featuring a scrappy hero from Philadelphia seems worth highlighting:

Liam Dillon is a news reporter for Voice of San Diego. He covers San Diego City Hall, the 2012 mayor’s race and big building projects. What should he write about next?

Please contact him directly at liam.dillon@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5663.

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