Election Update: Sweeney Holds Lead in Calbuzz Poll


Jim Sweeney, veteran editorial writer for the Sonoma County Press-Democrat, held a solid lead in the Calbuzz Special Election Pool tonight, with about 50 percent of the vote counted.

It was a humiliating night for Gov. Schwarzenegger and the Legislature, who saw their quintet of budget fix propositions resoundingly voted down across the state.

But it looked like a good night for Sweeney, the only player whose pool entry matched the early vote order for the five props:

Prop 1C

But with Props. 1E and 1A less than a percentage point apart, it was still too close to call the pool, at least for a Calbuzzer who edited an early edition story electing Tom Bradley the first black governor of California in 1982. Still, Sweeney strengthened his front-runner position by also running strong on Prop. 1F, where he had predicted a 75.7 percent β€œyes” vote, only four-tenths of a percent lower than the actual vote at this hour.

We’ll post our analysis of the actual election at 12:01 a.m.

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  1. avatar Anonymous says:

    veteran is a nice way to say old, right?
    jim sweeney

  2. avatar Roberts and Trounstine says:

    not as old as us!

  3. avatar Anonymous says:

    Sweeney is not old…just aged well like a fine Sonoma wine. A robust, aged wine, I might add. Vigorous in its youth…deep in its maturity.

  4. avatar Anonymous says:

    I'm older than all three of you gents and damned proud of it, too! I still want a valued and highly coveted "Cal Buzzer" buttom – and since it looks like my "creative answers" tothe pool questions rate not a wink nor a nod, I'm willing to pay (within my modest abilities on CA U-I income – somewhat delayed from EDD No Cal offices on a repeated basis) – so where do I send the postal money order "to include S&H" πŸ˜‰

  5. avatar Anonymous says:

    AS FOR THE PROMISED “analysis of the election” = Hell, I’m willing to wait up for that special one. Remember I’m in the MDT zone, but don’t mind me!

  6. avatar Roberts and Trounstine says:

    Final, final pool results will be posted with this week’s Friday Fishwrap.

  7. avatar Roberts and Trounstine says:

    Anonymous 8:25PM, send us an email to calbuzzer@gmail.com with your name and address and we'll ship you a button. We'll tell you how to send $5 for S&H.

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