Challenger Baker Will Appear on Ballot Above Incumbent Baker

Baker "0" will appear in the fifth position, while Baker "1" will appear in the sixth and last position on November's San Clemente City Council ballot.

A city official randomly drew the name of the San Clemente City Council race's challenger Bob Baker to appear before his rival namesake on the November San Clemente City Council ballot.

As a result of an obscure election law governing situations in which two identical names appear on the same ballot, San Clemente city officials held a drawing to see if City Council incumbent Bob Barker or his challenger would get top billing on the ballot. Deputy Clerk Anthony Mejia wore a blindfold and faced the wall as City Clerk Joanne Baade turned a drum for 30 seconds. She was mixing up the names of each Bob Baker vying for one of two council seats. Each wrote his name and number designation, which will appear on the ballot.

The challenger will appear on the ballot in the fifth position as "Robert 'Bob' Baker 0." The incumbent will appear as "Robert 'Bob' Baker 1" in the sixth and last position.

City officials drew the names Thursday afternoon.

we the people October 18, 2012 at 09:56 PM
If this is the case then prove it so all can benefit from it. Share this research. While you are at it do the same for all the candidates. Then publish your findings with all the supporting facts.
we the people October 18, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Moonshine research is all we do. For your copy of the proof go to the voter registrars office and buy a copy of the data for yourself. Americans deserve the truth and it starts by expecting that from their representatives. If your wish is to defend your candidate do it. Do it by compelling them to publish who all their contributors are.
Moonshine October 18, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Really?? Sure doesn't sound like it. You must be talking about Baker?? When you say candidates should be compelled to publish who all their contributors are? I agree with you!! Let's see where that 31K he lent himself really came from... On the other hand, Mortenson has published all his contributions, it was in the SC Times and the Register. As was Baker's and Hamm's. Hence me knowing about the out of town DEVELOPER supporting them both. The only person being sneaky about contributors is Baker1 who won't accept any donation over $99. We all know why that is! Any donation over $99, needs to be reported and the information of who donated it is public. Sneaky BB1 will take all the $99 donations he can get, in addition to the 31,000 he "loaned" to himself, just so that nobody will ever know who his donors are. I feel really bad for those (few) folks who may have a 100.00 bill in hand, but just can't give it to him, cuz he only wants 99.00... so sad... He should change his name from BB1 to BB99!
Oswald Junior October 18, 2012 at 10:30 PM
We the people - what are the facts that you are referring to? You have not stated one fact with your posts. All you are doing is insinuating and making assumptions. You think just because Allison Winters isn't voting for Bob Baker that she can't have lived in SC as long as she said she has? Makes no sense! Also, as for you to bring Mr. Mortenson's family into your blogs is completely disrespectful and as a voter, that makes me want Baker out of the Council even more. Thanks for the extra motivation…
Patricia Gatacre October 19, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Personally, I don't give a rat's hind end about all the nit-picking. Assume that EVERYONE is somehow on-the-take, lying for a good cause (his or her OWN) and vote as you see fit. NO ONE could be more deleterious to the city (and I've been a home OWNER not just a resident) of SC for 34 years, than Dahl and Lori Donchak (a former advertising executive for Kraft Cheese products via J. Walter Thompson, one of the largest advertising agencies in the nation). We The People should place their energy against major projects that affect ALL of us...like the "canyonization" of the Del Mar business district and the deplorable status of Max Berg Plaza Park...the anything-goes because NO BODY is watching park. As for me, I'll tend my roses and enjoy the last of summer weather in my blissful back yard.


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