Elections Results for Murrieta Are Here

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Updated at 7:50 a.m. Nov. 7:

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The latest updated Riverside County elections results were posted just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"Election Night vote counting is complete, but results are not final. Information regarding provisional, vote-by-mail, and damaged ballots that require duplication and remain to be counted will be posted shortly," the registrar's office said via its Facebook page.

Here are the latest results for races affecting Murrieta:

LOCAL Results as of 7:33 a.m. Nov. 7:

  • Murrieta City Council, Two Seats (Candidates Paul Clay 18.75 percent, Dan Strick 4.14 percent, David Mueting 5.86 percent, Harry Ramos 23.16 percent, Randon Lane 36.26 percent and Joel Phillips 11.83 percent)
  • Murrieta School Board, Three Seats (Candidates Margi Wray 18.30 percent, Ken Dickson 19.63 percent, Paul Diffley 22.79 percent, Barbara Muir 20.34 percent and Gregory Lee 18.94 percent)
  • MSJC Trustee, Area 5 (Candidates Tom Ashley 65.35 percent and Guy Romero 34.65 percent)
  • Measure N: A yes vote bans red-light cameras from Murrieta; a no vote keeps them in place. YES: 57.20 percent; NO: 42.80 percent.


  • (This post will be updated continually once results start coming in.)


  • The results will be posted here as they come in.

How will Murrieta Vote?

Here is a breakdown of the changes seen in how Murrieta voters registered in 2012 versus 2008:

There were 48,587 registered voters within the city of Murrieta, according to the Riverside County Registar of Voters' Oct. 31 count—a 9.7 percent increase from the 2008 presidential election when there were 44,279 registered Murrieta voters.

The largest contingency—48.2 percent—of Murrieta voters are registered Republican, though that is down from 50.64 percent in 2008, according to figures from the Registar's office and the state controller's website.

Those who registered as Democrat make up 25.35 percent of Murrieta voters, down from 26.28 percent four years ago.

Those who declined to state a party preference numbered 20.67 percent of Murrieta voters, up from 19 percent in 2008.

The next largest contingency of Murrieta voters—3.54 percent—registered as American Independent Party. Smaller numbers registered with Green, Liberatarian, Peace and Freedom and other parties.

Countywide, the number of registered voters increased 12.6 percent, from 837,389 in 2008 to 943,405 as of Oct. 31.

Forty percent of county voters this year are registered Republican, while 36 percent are Democrat and 17.9 percent declined to state a party preference.

Jeanne Cusack November 07, 2012 at 03:15 AM
If you truly, personally know these people using our tax dollars this way and you are not reporting them, then YOU are the problem! Stop blaming it on "welfare people just don't care," and show me the proof that you have personally attempted to turn in these fraud cases. The majority of people on assistance need the assistance. Do we always understand their mind set and totally grasp their inability to be productive citizens? No, I don't think we can. But I do think that if you personally know of people actively flaunting the system, you owe it to society to make sure they are reported to the proper authorities and not just sit around and gripe about it. The "welfare people" that don't care probably just don't know. How elaborate have their cover-ups been? Report what you know, and only then do you have the right to complain.
Fauntleroy Murphy November 07, 2012 at 03:56 AM
The businesses don't risk paying people under the table. These Illegals come in with stolen Social Security Numbers, mainly pulled out of thin air. They are paid through payroll and they claim 19 exemptions so, they have no state or federal tax withheld. They only have SSI, etc. They also collect welfare under multiple names ........ at least that's how it works at my company in San Diego. We have employee's working like this in our factory for over 25 years.
Jake Forrester November 07, 2012 at 06:07 AM
@Jeanne: There's no use. TheRepublican has a nasty habit of making egregious statements and claiming to have secret evidence, when he does not. But apparently we wouldn't understand even if he were to give it to us.
LBV Collins November 07, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Well Republican, my eyes are open... and so is my mind. I'm a fiscal conservative, and if you have proof that our dollars are being wasted on welfare cheats, then I want to see that proof and have it used to stop those welfare cheaters from wasting our tax dollars. But instead of providing me definitive proof... once again, I'm simply given anecdotal experiences.... which, quite frankly, I don't believe. Jeanne Cusack makes an excellent point: "If you truly, personally know these people using our tax dollars this way and you are not reporting them, then YOU are the problem!" I believe the reason you don't turn in these welfare cheats that you "personally" know is because they don't exist. They are imaginary caricatures you have invented in your own mind and are convinced are real. In my opinion, however, they are no more real than the Yeti or the Chupacabra.
Cyclist November 07, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Roy, it is not surprising that you know two people who are cheating the system. You can always tell a person's character by the company they keep.


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