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  • 12:57 am on November 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    For people awaiting final #CA39 results it’s going to be an interesting next few days. I don’t know if they’ve been doing this every year, but this year the OC Registrar will be posting updates on late ballots every day. Los Angeles and San Bernardino haven’t posted an update since Tuesday eve. Are they going on a weekly schedule? If that were the case, it would mean that every day we would get an OC update with increasing Republican numbers while the Democratic leaning LA and half-and-half SB stay static.. until a longer-paced, bigger update.

    PD: Ah I see, San Bernardino’s next update will be on Friday 4pm. I can’t find LA’s reporting schedule.

  • 9:27 am on November 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    I was looking at numbers for #CA39 in the Orange County Registrar, assuming that it would have the quickest turnaround. Then I found a Twitter account that was showing numbers consistently lower than the OC Registrar, and it hit me: each county registrar reports only on their own county’s results. So CA39 shows up in three county’s reports separately.

    I see the Korean Press was only looking at OC numbers as well, as they reported the difference as 55% vs 45% (even at the time of the reporting last night, the district-wide difference was actually 53/47).

    Still, Republican candidate Young Kim holds a lead over Gil Cisneros, at 51.3 vs 48.7% (4,000 votes difference) without including the late ballots. It’s not impossible, but it will be pretty tough to reverse the trend in late ballots.

    Late ballots estimate from NYT:

  • 10:30 pm on November 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    I think Trump said “if Dems win the house, there will be a wave of crimes, alien invasions, and violence.. lots of violence. And it’s gonna be your fault, not mine.”.

  • 9:50 pm on November 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Holy shit those Prop 10 numbers

  • 12:04 pm on November 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    This newspaper is funny:

    • Friday ad, strongly attacking Trump -> inserts small disclaimer “may not reflect opinions of our newspaper”
    • Wednesday ad, more uplifting tone, not as aggressive -> no disclaimer
    • Friday ad, strongly attacking -> inserts small disclaimer
  • 10:13 pm on October 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply

    Online reception of the Trump’s latest citizenship comment is a bit mixed, because the Korean media (in this case, both peninsular and U.S. based) has long (20+ years?) established a standard buzzword to frame the issue: Expedition Birth (원정출산)

    The word Expedition has been combined with a few choice words to frame a couple topics that pertain to women and the Chinese people in the media. Expedition Shopping Trips, etc. There is a bit of a right-wing bias in the term, but it’s more strongly used as a click-baity keyword and I think even progressive media have sometimes used it as a way to summarize the whole topic.

    The expression produces a pretty vivid image in peoples minds and leads to a foregone conclusion: “Greedy, unpatriotic upper middle class women (as if devoid of their spouses) travel to the U.S. to get free citizenship, and avoid military service for their future son, and all kinds of “upper middle class benefits” to their child-to-be-born”.

    U.S. based Korean American media’s comment sections are abuzz with the keyword. I’m not sure if progressives have looked into, or developed counters to the frame.

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