The Washington Report

The Washington Report

Silicon Valley Congressional District 16 re-examines uncounted ballots

Several uncounted ballots are undergoing additional review as part of the Silicon Valley congressional race recount. Jonathan Padilla, the requestor behind the recount for California’s Congressional District 16 race to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo, said 20 ballots have been “improperly excluded from the count.” Padilla’s request comes after Assemblymember Evan Low and Joe Simitian tied...

Federal complaint filed against San Jose congressional candidate Sam Liccardo

Silicon Valley congressional candidate Sam Liccardo is facing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging his campaign is coordinating a “dark money” effort to fund a highly-criticized recount in the Congressional District 16 race.  Max Zarzana, a 25-year prosecutor and president of the Santa Clara County Government Attorneys Association, filed a complaint with the...

Silicon Valley congressional race recount begins

In a massive warehouse behind the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, election workers are pulling hundreds of boxes from storage to begin the recount for the highly-anticipated race to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo’s Silicon Valley congressional seat. The first day of the Congressional District 16 recount is one of preparation, rather than retabulation. About 30...

Last-minute recount requests pending in Silicon Valley congressional race

Two recount requests are pending for the highly anticipated race to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo’s Silicon Valley congressional seat — potentially changing who advances to the November runoff. County election officials have confirmed Jonathan Padilla, a former finance director for Sam Liccardo’s San Jose mayoral campaign, and Dan Stegink, a former San Mateo County supervisor...

Silicon Valley congressional candidates headed to three-way runoff

The closely-watched Silicon Valley congressional primary wrapped up in an extraordinary manner with three candidates advancing to the November runoff to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo. After a month of counting ballots, Assemblymember Evan Low and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian are tied for second in the Congressional District 16 race, each with 30,249 votes...