Donna Frye, environmentalist, owner of a surf shop, and wife of surf legend Skip Frye, launched a write-in campaign for mayor of San Diego five weeks before the election.
The current vote count shows her 1,800 votes ahead of incumbent mayor Dick Murphy. For an incumbent to be losing to a write-in candidate simply shows the voters of San Diego are tired of the growth-at-any-costs, often quite corrupt politics of San Diego.
Naturally the Republicans are howling in outrage – how dare the voters do this – and have filed two lawsuits, one of which got slapped down by a judge yesterday. Get this, one of the Republican lawsuits actually wanted the vote count stopped! God forbid the will of the voters be fulfilled.