Shane Goldmacher is a former reporter for Capitol Weekly. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he served as editor of the Berkeley Political Review.

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  • 1A: 76.9-23.1
    1B: 61.3-38.7
    1C: 57.4-42.6
    1D: 56.6-43.4
    1E: 64-36
    83: 70.6-29.4
    84: 53.7-46.3
    85: 45.9-54.1
    86: 48-52
    87: 45.2-54.8
    88: 23-77
    89: 25.5-74.5
    90: 47.6-52.4

    U.S. Sen.
    Feinstein 59.7
    Mountjoy 34.9
    Schwarzenegger 55.8
    Angelides 39.2
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 49.5
    McClintock 44.9
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 56.7
    Poochigian 37.9
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 48.5
    McPherson 44.7
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

    For complete election results click here.

    Angelides 48.2
    Westly 43.1
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 42.9
    Speier 39.3
    Figueroa 17.8
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 63.2
    Delgadillo 36.8
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 61.1
    Ortiz 38.9
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Democratic primary
    Chiang 53.4
    Dunn 46.6
    Republican primary
    Strickland 40.9
    Maldonado 36.9
    Insur. Comm.
    Bustamante 70.5
    Kraft 29.5
    Supt. of Schools
    O'Connell 52.5, avoids run-off

    For complete election results click here.

    73: 47.4-52.6
    74: 45-55
    75: 46.6-53.4
    76: 38-62
    77: 40.5-59.5
    78: 41.5-58.5
    79: 38.9-61.1
    80: 34.3-65.7

    For complete election results click here.

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    Tuesday, October 25, 2005

    Demand for Equal Time

    Following my story this morning, the Alliance for a Better California is demanding that Univision give them time on political affairs show Voz y Voto:


    SACRAMENTO – The Alliance for a Better California today requested that Univision, the state’s largest Spanish language television, provide equal time to opponents of the governor’s initiatives after it provided the governor with an hour of free television time on its television program, “Voz y Voto.”

    Joe Nunez, chairman of the Alliance, wrote the Univision General Manager Diego Ruiz requesting that the station provide equal time for firefighters, teachers, police officers, and others that oppose the initiatives. Nunez noted that “unfortunately, your station has not offered the Alliance equal time.”

    Robert Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies, a campaign watchdog group, told the Capitol Weekly that “One would hope that they would offer time to the other side on this. When you are giving free time, it is always better to give both sides.”

    Harley Shaiken, a UC Berkeley professor and chair of the Center for Latin American Studies, told the newspaper that the Univision production “carries the mantle of being a TV show, not a paid advertisement.”

    According to Capitol Weekly, the Governor’s campaign has booked more than $2.3 million in television time on the network. The network’s chairman, Jerry Perenchio, has donated more than $3,250,000 to the Governor’s campaign.

    The Governor’s campaign team worked extensively to revise the format of the program. The show’s regular commentator, Arnoldo Torres, was pulled from the show. The station’s other co-host Xochitl Arellano, was limited in her questions. The audience was not selected by an independent research firm. Questions were prescreened by the station’s management.

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