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Irvine’s Registered Voters: Democrats Take Over Majority


Hat tip to Iyad Afalqa, the president of the Irvine Democratic Club, on this news that the Democratic Party in Irvine now has more registered voters than the Republican party does; and all this 9 months before an election guaranteed to have massive Democratic Party turnout.

From his Facebook post:

“Last week during my panel discussion at the Los Angeles County Democratic Party I said that Democrats were lagging behind Republicans by 274 registered voters.

Today, it’s official, there are more registered Democrats in Irvine than Republicans! 33,717 to 33,700, net of +17 Democrats!”

So it’s 17 voters.  But its 17 voters more than Republicans have.

Given how candidates like Lynn Schott and Jeff Lalloway won by a margin of a few hundred votes in a midterm election when most Democrats don’t come out, the fall campaign bodes well for Irvine’s blue party; there are four strong candidates for City Council and incumbent council member Christina Shea is under investigation for possible ethics violations, it’s entirely possible Democrats will take back the council majority.

The wild card is hoping Mayor Steven Choi makes it to the top two for AD-68 and loses, kicking him off the public dole and replacing him with a Democrat for Mayor.  It will be hard for Republicans to frame the current Democrats as Agranistas.  The real wild card: how much will FivePoint spend on IEs.



  1. Ltpar Ltpar February 17, 2016

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Agranistas to take control of the Council again.

    • Pinky Pinky February 17, 2016

      Why don’t you just admit you’re hot for Shea? Ask her about her son-in-law. You have the right to remain silent

      • Ltpar Ltpar February 19, 2016

        Pinky, sorry to pop your trashy mind bubble, but I don’t have the hots for anyone but my wife of 48 years. I have known Christina Shea for thirty years, worked in her campaigns and been a friend and adviser. Never aspired to anything more than a professional relationship and I am sure she didn’t either. Frankly, I don’t know her son in law and could care less about him.

        • Vern Vern February 19, 2016

          How d’ya like these anonymous a–holes on this blog, Lieutenant? Keeps the place nice and trashy, doesn’t it.

          • Ltpar Ltpar February 22, 2016

            Vern, from my experience those with the most to hide post as “Anonymous” while casting spears at others. Dealing with such ass holes is one of the more interesting parts of blog surfing. I have thick skin and can take it as well as give it out.

            • Vern Vern February 22, 2016

              We have thick skin, but it’s still good to point it out, as the cowardly anonymous attacks reflect on the blog that allows them.

              • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 22, 2016

                You have thick skin? Excuse me, I need to laugh loudly outside on that one. No, you don’t have thick skin.

                • Vern Vern February 23, 2016

                  Dummy. I have the thickest skin in the OC blogosphere. I always (unlike Greg) approve any comment on my blog that insults me. And I keep coming back here in spite of the constant personal insults from you, Pinky, and other anonymous trolls, directed toward me and people close to me.

                  Just because I point out that these comments make your blog trashy doesn’t mean I have thin skin. Carry on!

                • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 23, 2016

                  It’s nice that you think you have thick skin. Your blog would suggest otherwise. No one forces you to come here. Frankly, I’d prefer you didn’t as you add little to the conversation. kind of hard to be sympathetic about people insulting you when you insulted me with your first word. Look up “hypocrite” in the dictionary

                • Vern Vern February 23, 2016

                  I really don’t mind being insulted, myself, here. I’m just surprised you have no problem with the constant insults thrown at Donna. Reflects on you and this blog is all.

                • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 23, 2016

                  I try to delete comment that name her. If there’s no name, I leave it because so few people know you even date (many find the concept repugnant). I generally approve most comments; you should know that.

                • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 23, 2016

                  do you read your own blog Vern? Do you realize the insults tossed around by you and yours at everyone you don’t like and you have the temerity to lecture me on how comments posted here reflect on this blog. Trust me, you’re not nearly as bright or as ethical as you think you are. No one forces you to come here. Please stay away

                • Vern Vern February 23, 2016


                  What kind of corny 1950’s square are you anyway?

                  Like you would ever get anything.

                • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 24, 2016

                  “square”? what term might you prefer? I’m trying to be polite here.

  2. Robert Lauten Robert Lauten February 17, 2016

    It’s now an Irvine 31-person Democrat registration advantage. Orange County has the best Registrar of Voters website; registration stats are updated weekly. > Data.

  3. Vern Vern February 17, 2016

    I think that’s called “plurality” But still, good news.

    • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski February 17, 2016

      No, you’re confusing Irvine’s majority with the plurality that is District 3 in Anaheim

      • Vern Vern February 18, 2016

        Do words have any meaning to you?

        District 3 has a 49% latino plurality, yes. And according to your news Irvine Democrats now have a slight plurality as well. Does anyone else wanna try with this blockhead?

        • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 18, 2016

          plurality, definition: the number of votes cast for a candidate who receives more than any other but does not receive an absolute majority. In context, Democrats have a majority over Republicans.

          • Vern Vern February 18, 2016

            Then … what are you saying? Anaheim’s district 3 DOES have a 49% Latino MAJORITY? And Districts 4 and 5 have Latino MAJORITIES as well?

            Or are you just agreeing that words mean nothing to you?

            And also – again, you do realize that other people are reading this and laughing at you?

            • RandyRoddy RandyRoddy February 18, 2016

              Do you realize people know who your girlfriend is and laugh at you

        • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 19, 2016

          For those emailing me, I’m sorry the OJ blog is deleting your comments. If there’s a post here where your deleted comment applies, go ahead and post. If you can tell me what the comment was about, I could explain why they deleted it. But it’s hard to ask questions of you when the email address you used bounces.

          • Vern Vern February 19, 2016

            I don’t specifically remember deleting anything recently. But if it’s something gratuitously insulting a blogger’s girlfriend, or accusing an outspoken retired cop of having an affair with a politician, we probably wouldn’t print it. We’re not a trashy blog like that.

            • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 19, 2016

              Something negative about Joe Dunn apparently. I didn’t see it and no further details provided. And another bounced email. Impressive use of tech to hide identities. Almost as good as “Henry Lipton.”

            • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 19, 2016

              STFU Vern. There’s no monopoly on anon commenters here. Hold up a mirror to you own blog idiot

            • Vern Vern February 20, 2016

              Again, we’re not a trashy blog that lets a commenter (anonymous or not) gratuitously insult a blogger’s girlfriend, or accusing an outspoken retired cop of having an affair. Something like that we would probably delete. Again, we are not a piece of trash blog, like some.

              • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 20, 2016

                Vern, you delete comments of people who disagree with you. I’ve seen them appear and be gone in a flash.

                • Vern Vern February 20, 2016

                  Again, we generally wouldn’t allow gratuitous attacks and insults of other bloggers’ girlfriends or boyfriends, or accusations of extramarital affairs between politically outspoken folks we don’t like. We’re not the kind of trashy blog that allows that. Not the Orange Juice. Maybe certain others.

                • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 20, 2016

                  No, you just allow gratuitous attacks on people who disagree with you. No one suggested Pat Rodgers was having an affair with anyone. And yes, you are a trashy blog. I’ll be happy to forward you the collected Henry Lipton deleted emails as well as the ones that accuse certain friends of yours of being gang members. Try and comment on factual matters.

                • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 22, 2016

                  I seem to recall a “satirical” claim I beat up a guy in a wheelchair at bootcamp….not that a classy blog like yours would ever allow such a gratuitous attack…. Like I said. STFU

              • Pinky Pinky February 20, 2016

                I see Diamond is using the Hookers for Hillarythis blog wrote about two days ago. He couldn’t afford a hooker.

                • Ltpar Ltpar February 22, 2016

                  And just how would you know how much a hooker costs, unless you are a “John?” Perhaps, you should change your user name from Pinky to John? Just a thought.

                • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 22, 2016

                  As funny as your comment is, its directed to the disposable income Mr. Diamond might have. He’s admitted to paying his rent late in order to pay his candidate’s filing fees and its generally perceived his doesn’t make a lot of money as a lawyer. I could say more, but lets just say Christina Shea cried poverty despite having a compensation from the city of Irvine and her consulting business in excess of $130K . I’m sure Mr. Diamond and Mr. Nelson wish they were doing that well.

  4. junior junior February 17, 2016

    I wouldn’t celebrate too much fellas – I understand that there are many independents in Irvine (30% +) – and they lean Republican by a significant majority.

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