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THE Nooner for November 28, 2016
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UNPROCESSED BALLOT STATUS (as of 11/23/16 @ 3:20 p.m.):
Happy midday! Today, ballot counting resumes. Los Angeles has 319,803 ballots left and is expected to release an update this afternoon. Orange County has 44,478 ballots left, almost all them provisionals. The SD29 race could decided today.
THE LIE: Donald Trump alleges widespread voter fraud in California. There's no evidence to back it up [John Myers @ LAT] - “President-elect Donald Trump not only alleged widespread national voter fraud in a series of messages posted on Twitter on Sunday, but took the time in one tweet to target the ballots cast in California as an example of the problem.”A Californian will be the first woman of color elected to House leadership. The only question is which one [Sarah D. Wire @ LAT] - “While most attention in Washington is focused on whether House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) will beat back a challenge in the Wednesday leadership election, House Democrats will also choose between Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Whittier) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) for vice chair of the Democratic Caucus.”
Kevin McCarthy: California’s Connection to New Washington Power [Joel Fox @ Fox & Hounds] - “Election results have shown California’s majority thinks quite differently than the new power in Washington. Putting aside the quixotic quest of the state seceding, California still depends on Washington and requires a bridge to the DC power and money center. California officials will have to find a way to work around those differences. The go to guy to mediate those differences is Republican Majority leader Kevin McCarthy.”
LAW AND DISORDER: California’s legal system beset by scandal, conflict [Dan Walters @SacBee] - “While other, more pejorative, terms could be used to describe California’s massive legal system these days, let’s just say it’s in disarray, and count the ways.”
Uncertainty gives health insurance industry a case of heartburn [Julie Rovner and Chad Terhune @ Kaiser Health News] - “Industry leaders, like many voters, were stunned by the election of Donald Trump and unprepared for Republicans’ plans to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.”
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Sasha Horwitz, Emmie Johnson, Sandré Swanson
THE AG LIST: Here's the current list based on conversations with many insiders:
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Pot Doctors Who Thrived Under Ca Medical Marijuana Law Adapt Business Model For Recreational Era | The Sacramento Bee
Peter Hecht @ sacbee.com
By Peter Hecht
Clinton Campaign Decides To Participate In Ballot Recount In Wisconsin
Don Lee @ latimes.com
Clinton campaign decides to take part in effort to recount ballots
Jeffrey Gillenkirk, SF writer and activist, dies
Known for his media consulting work on a variety of causes, including reproductive rights and the campaign to end the death penalty, Mr. Gillenkirk also wrote the baseball novel âÂÂHome, AwayâÂÂ and the political satire âÂÂPursuit of Darkness,âÂÂ as well as an oral history of Chinese immigrants living in Locke, an unincorporated town in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Gillenkirk graduated from Georgetown University in 1972 and went on to pursue a career in journalism âÂÂ first at Psychiatric News in Washington, D.C., and later as a freelance writer in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Friends called Mr. Gillenkirk Lefty, a nickname that sprang from both his political leanings and his clean left-handed jump shot in basketball. âÂÂLefty could be a bit gruff; he didnâÂÂt take any prisoners when he fired off his columns and op-eds,âÂÂ said Jason Berry, a New Orleans author and journalist who was a longtime friend of Mr. GillenkirkâÂÂs. Mr. Gillenkirk diagnosed himself with âÂÂpost-Trump stress disorderâÂÂ âÂÂ severe anxiety and panic attacks triggered by the election of a polarizing billionaire real estate developer to âÂÂthe most powerful office in the world.âÂÂ The piece ended with helpful advice for âÂÂthose contending with suicidal thoughts,âÂÂ and a hopeful message.
Trump The President-elect: So Far, Acting A Lot Like Trump The Candidate
Cathleen Decker @ latimes.com
Almost three weeks into the transition, Donald Trump has answered some questions about his new administration, but raised many others.
Union Calls Off Nursing Strike Against Sharp Hospitals - The San Diego Union-tribune
Paul Sisson @ sandiegouniontribune.com
With only hours left before picket lines formed in front of Sharp hospitals countywide, the union representing about 4,800 of the health system’s registered nurses canceled its walkout notice Sunday evening.
From Ted To Trump: Why Do You Want The Gig?
In 1979, the late Senator Ted Kennedy famously torpedoed his nascent campaign to challenge President Jimmy Carter by blathering in a high-profile CBS interview when asked a deceptively simple question:
The Surprise First Big Winner From Measure M’s Transportation Tax: La County’s Buses
Wetter Fall In Central Valley Means Better Conditions For Birds On The Pacific Flyway | The Sacramento Bee
Brad Branan @ sacbee.com
By Brad Branan
Nancy Pelosi Articles, Photos, And Videos
News, Photos and Information about Nancy Pelosi
Trump Spokesman Fails To Back Up Trump Claim Of Voter Fraud - Politico
Recount requests were filed Monday in more than 100 precincts, according to her campaign.
A Californian Will Be The First Woman Of Color Elected To House Leadership. The Only Question Is Which One
Sarah D. Wire @ latimes.com
Linda Sanchez and Barbara Lee, both minority Californians, will face off over vice chair position in House Democratic Caucus
Trump claims millions voted illegally
Without putting forth any evidence, the president-elect says he actually won the popular vote.
Bart’s Oakland Airport Connector Losing Money; Uber, Lyft To Blame? – The Mercury News
BART, public transportation, Transportation, Uber
San Bernardino Terror Attack Survivor Speaks Out About Journey To Recovery
What's Better For The Environment, Paper Or Reusable Plastic? - The Orange County Register
LAUREN WILLIAMS @ ocregister.com
Like many people, Jennifer Hower can think of a million uses for the paper bags she gets in the checkout line at her grocery.
As Anniversary Nears, San Bernardino Terror Attack Survivors’ Anxiety Grows
Florida GOP Lawmaker Blasts Obama's Castro Statement - Politico
That meeting was one of many announced to the press Monday by transition spokesmen.