Charlie Brown Closes the Gap in CA-04

In CA-04, state senator Tom McClintock (R) leads retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charlie Brown (D), but his lead is diminishing. It is now 533 votes--down from 1248 yesterday. This gain by Brown was expected as yesterday's count was from Nevada County, a Democratic stronghold. The remaining 35,000 absentee and provisional ballots come from a mix of counties so the race is still a tossup. The seat is vacant due to the (forced) retirement of John Doolittle, who had close ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2008/Pres/Maps/Nov15.html

If he wins...

expect graft. "Snoopy appointed to top Air Force slot" etc.

I voted for Charlie

I voted on a paper ballot but i put it in a Diebold machine to be tallied. It was probably counted on a Diebold machine. I have NO faith that my vote was counted.

I hope that the final count is close enough to require a complete hand recount. Thanks to Debra Bowen there is a paper trail. If Diebold messed with the vote it will be exposed.

Latest results: http://vote.sos.ca.gov/Returns/usrep/0459.htm