Updated results (and reported first by “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC, no less) on the Garland Peed vs. birther king Gary Kreep: The San Diego County Registrar of Voters has released new figures showing that Garland Peed, the longtime San Diego prosecutor, has taken a slim lead in his quest to become a Superior Court judge:
Garland Peed: 157,796 votes, 50.02%
Gary Kreep: 157, 642 votes, 49.98%
San Diego has made national news over this race, and for all the wrong reasons. If Gary Kreep gets elected to public office, it would legitimize the birther movement. This is a guy who has made a ton of money selling his birther wares on the wingnut site World Net Daily.
Talking Points Memo highlighted the race nationally yesterday, and in 2009, Kreep, who was the president of the United States Justice Foundation and a “Birthermercial” star who in 2009 tried to prevent Congress from certifying the 2008 presidential election results, insisting that Barack Obama must first prove that he was, in fact, born in Hawaii and not Kenya before he could be inaugurated.
Kreep also spoke with liberal talk radio host Thom Hartmann in 2009, insisting that Barack Obama had never provided a certified copy of his birth certificate as proof of his citizenship.
Saldaña vs. Peters Update:
Scott Peters has widened his lead in the race to see who will face off against Republican incumbent Congressman Brian Bilbray. The latest registrar update has Peters ahead by 790 votes.
Scott Peters: 26,172, 22.64%
Lori Saldaña: 25,382, 21.96%
Update: See “The Rachel Maddow Show” report below:
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