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  • "How many tons of a sacrificial element, let's say zinc, will it take for each platform over twenty years? Whatever the answer, the list of concerns to preserve the platforms and conductors will be very expensive and then there is the efficiency of the delivery system which will remind the grant writers that there is no free energy. We can start by requiring that all construction be done with electric power only."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    Scientists expect engineering challenges for Morro Bay offshore wind farm on 2022-12-08 13:18:20
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  • "What happens to these leases and if the state decides offshore wind is unfeasible for whatever reason (you pick one) too expensive, no infrastructure in place to support construction, venerable to winter storms and tsunamis, high maintenance and low lifespan, millions of gallons of dirty diesel fuel required to construct and maintain an offshore project of this size, unproven or nonexistent technology."

    matthwy58 commented in:
    Auction for Morro Bay area wind power sites nets over $400 million on 2022-12-08 11:43:57
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  • "Yes spoiled in some way and the remedy was to make an offering by what second go around vote process and did the Sate deadlines deny timely postmarked votes from being counted? A recount with added ballots are illegal but not ballots that were intentionally withheld as a result of election management error. Forget the spinning of words, just embrace the intent of an honest election and remedy the honest errors that may have occurred, it there were none so be it."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    SLO County Supervisor Gibson wins by 13 votes on 2022-12-08 08:21:59
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  • "Simply amazing, with all the back stabbing, berating of people at county meetings, harassment of fellow Sups, tied in with adam hill, polishing our desk with his girlfriend and the list goes on and on and yet the voters still want him in office, makes me wonder if people know what goes on around them."

    Myself commented in:
    SLO County Supervisor Gibson wins by 13 votes on 2022-12-08 07:29:51
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  • "As of 11/1/2022, 562 persons in this County have died of Covid-19, overwhelmingly older folks. Assuming they are equally divided between the supervisorial districts, 112 potential registered voters in District 2 have died of Covid-19. With more than eight in ten eligible Californians registered to vote, this implies 90 registered voters, (112 X 80% = 90). Assuming these registered voters' turnout would match the district's 68.23% turnout, 61 votes. Nationwide with 45% of older voters identifying themselves as conservative versus 21% as liberal in a 2021 Gallup poll amalgamation, the result is 15 votes (61 X (45%-21%)). A 15 net conservative vote loss. Jones lost by 13 votes. As similar calculation can be done for the Arizona Governor's race. Misguided but politically opportunistic GOP opposition to Covid vaccinations and masking eventually cost the party elections. As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and the enemy is us.""

    mazin commented in:
    SLO County Supervisor Gibson wins by 13 votes on 2022-12-08 05:24:37
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  • "A champion of voter technology I see. Yet you insist we must march to an old school voting booth to cast a ballot. Seems a bit inconsistent.I hate to tell you but mail in ballots have the same signature verification process as an absentee ballot. All votes cast are verified to the information on the official voters rolls."

    MrYan commented in:
    SLO County prosecutor looks into increased ballot count on 2022-12-07 22:36:53
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  • "332 ballots "found" 3 weeks after the election? Poll workers giving false information to invalidate election day ballots? Election watchers impeded or excluded from elections processes? Gibson "won" alright. The County Clerk Recorder has no credibility."

    obispan commented in:
    SLO County Supervisor Gibson wins by 13 votes on 2022-12-07 20:45:47
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  • "Thankfully the election was done right. Part of what took so long was that they took their time verifying everything was right. It takes time to have an election that's secure, accessible to rural people, and gives access to people whose ballot was spoiled through a dumb mistake or something outside their control. Elections are hard! I'm not happy that it takes so long. But historically its always taken a long time, particularly in such a close election. I'd rather they do the job slow but right, rather than fast and messy."

    L.B. Jefferies commented in:
    SLO County Supervisor Gibson wins by 13 votes on 2022-12-07 19:46:50
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  • ""Statements to cure voter signatures must be received in the County Elections Office by 5:00pm on Monday, December 5, 2022." https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Clerk-Recorder/All-Services/Elections-and-Voting/Elections-Conducted-by-County-of-San-Luis-Obispo/November-8,-2022,-General-Election.aspx In my personal opinion nearly a month is long enough. Worst case scenario, if you mailed your ballot on election day and it got sent to Kalamazoo and back, and it was spoiled, you'd still have a couple of weeks to do something."

    L.B. Jefferies commented in:
    SLO County Supervisor Gibson wins by 13 votes on 2022-12-07 19:32:29
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  • "All legal ballots have been counted; the decision to stop was based on the State of California deadlines, not the whims of County Clerk staff. The only ballots remaining are ballots which were either signed and submitted past the election date, or were spoiled in some way and the contacted voter decided not to cure their ballot after nearly a month. A recount with added ballots would be illegal."

    L.B. Jefferies commented in:
    SLO County Supervisor Gibson wins by 13 votes on 2022-12-07 19:23:32
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  • "I am confused about this statement "several poll workers ordered voters to turn their mail-in-ballots at the polls without the required envelopes". The polling places have an enormous supply of envelopes for mail-in-ballots which have been brought in without their envelopes. Those ballots go in the envelope and then in the ballot box reserved for them as well as provisional ballots. How is it possible that they were not tallied? In which polling place did this occur? Was it "several workers" in one polling place? Or "several workers" in several polling places?"

    saywhat commented in:
    SLO County Supervisor Gibson wins by 13 votes on 2022-12-07 18:53:56
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  • "The fact is that the more votes that trickled in the closer Jones came to a victory. There is the appearance that staff had there bias and decided to stop the count leaving the remaining legally submitted votes uncounted. I’d say count them and if the outcome changes, the county should pay for a recount that includes all legally submitted ballots which includes those uncounted absentee solo ballots turned at the poling locations and the uncounted correctly postmarked ballots due to this fiasco. This would be an honorable fix that serves both candidates. Another consideration is how this counting process was timed to run out of time."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    SLO County Supervisor Gibson wins by 13 votes on 2022-12-07 18:44:13
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  • "Recount coming. It would be interesting to see the voter turnout on the coast resentful of the gerrymander. As I recall, the mail-in-ballot envelope has a date the envelope must be post mark by and a date it must be received by. No gripe there. The last allegation "poll workers ordering voters to turn their mail-in-ballots at the polls without the required envelopes" ... if true, not good, very not good. Finally, the highly unethical gerrymandered Patten Map backfires 0 for 3, with the newly drawn 1st and 5th Districts 2024 locks. In 2024, it will be 1 to 4, if Gibson's win holds."

    mazin commented in:
    SLO County Supervisor Gibson wins by 13 votes on 2022-12-07 16:28:13
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