The 2014 Open Primary Election is over and the reality is that Latino voters didn’t vote – again – and the results were devastating. Exit polls showed that Latinos voted Tuesday at a rate of just 6 percent, while Asians turned out at a rate of about 23 percent, according to the Voice of OC.
SAUSD Trustee Cecilia Iglesias dominated the 2012 SAUSD School Board election, garnering more votes than two longtime incumbents, but this time she was undone by the poor turnout by Latino voters. To make matters worse a carpetbagger from Lake Forest, Sherry Walker, took advantage of the Open Primary and she went after the absentee voters with several full color mailers. Iglesias’ consultants, Chris Emami and Chris Nguyen, who run the OC Political blog, did not direct any campaign mailers from her campaign. The result? The unknown carpetbagger advanced to the November General Election where she will lose badly to the Democratic incumbent, Tom Daly. Continue reading