SD-37 Shocker: Naz Namazi Won a Precinct
Posted by Chris Nguyen on March 25, 2015
While reviewing the 37th Senate District special election results for my post Monday breaking down who won which areas of SD-37, I was shocked to see that Naz Namazi won a precinct.
Special Election Precinct 71903, known as Precinct 71362 in regular elections, consists of 15 registered voters in 11 homes (actually, they’re in 10 homes, as the residents of one of the homes in the precinct are not registered to vote) on the 13000 and 13100 blocks of Marshall Lane in the City of Tustin. There are 9 Republicans (60%), 3 NPPs (20%), 2 Democrats (13%), and 1 AIP (7%).
Of those 15 voters, 4 turned out to vote (27%), so Precinct 71903 had the 11th-highest voter turnout percentage of the 248 precincts in SD-37 for this special election.
Of the 4 voters, a stunning 2 voted for Naz Namazi, 1 voted for Don Wagner, and the fourth registered as an undervote. Neither John Moorlach nor Louise Stewardson won any votes in this precinct.
Perhaps they found Namazi’s robocall to be persuasive. As readers may recall from my earlier post on the robocall, the robocall said:
I’m Naz, N-A-Z, Naz, and I’m running against two men: a liar and a hypocrite.
I am a legal immigrant who’s lived in Orange County for 33 years and graduated from UC Irvine.
I’m Naz, and of course, I approved this message. VoteNaz.org. Vote honesty. Vote Naz.
They are one of only two precincts that overlap the City of Tustin and the Orange Unified School District. What makes them different from that other Tustin-OUSD precinct is they are part of the East Orange County Water District; the other one is not.
In the 2012 presidential election, this precinct voted 6-3 for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama. They cast no votes for third party candidates.
In the 2014 elections, this precinct voted 9-1 for the Republican candidate for Governor, Secretary of State, State Controller, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, and the 45th Congressional District.
1 voter diverged, weakening the Republican vote down to 8-2 for the Republican for Lieutenant Governor and the 68th Assembly District.
5 voted for Kevin Haskins for Superior Court Judge while 2 voted for KC Jones.
5 voted for Tom Torlakson for Superintendent of Public Instruction while 3 voted for Marshall Tuck.