POLITICAL WRANGLING: PRE-ELECTION EDITION

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By Buck Schott

November 5, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – On Election Eve, here are a few last-minute signs of the times:

Stealing or defacing campaign signs is illegal. But in Santee, someone has found a creative way to augment info for voters by adding their own message underneath Congressman Duncan Hunter’s signs (left).

Someone sunk to a new low in the Cajon Valley School District, stealing American flags off signs for candidate Jill Barto, including one where thieves must have climbed a latter for the heist (right).

In Alpine, foes of school board candidate Lou Russo made copies of his bright yellow 4 x 8-foot signs with a message of their own (below left):

 

 

With Lemon Grove facing a budget deficit, candidate Teresa Rosiak has pledged, “I will not be taking a salary or benefits if elected as I want to serve the Lemon Grove Residents and be apart of the solution and not part of the problem.” The pledge is largely symbolic, however, since Lemon Grove councilmembers earn only $8,460 a year—a drop in the bucket of its looming deficit.

Meanwhile, La Mesa Councilman Bill Baber is chasing the pet lovers’ vote with this new video:  LaMesaPets.mp4

La Mesa City Council candidate Dave Myers says he’s walked to 8,200 doors so far – even with a fractured foot. Now that’s perseverance.  Not to be outdone, his team of walkers left seemingly no door unhung, not even this one (right):

If you’re not sure of your polling place, you can look it up at www.sdvote.com.  Need a ride to the polls? Lyft and Uber are offering free and discount rides on Election Day.

So be sure and vote!