It’s the California Primary and Orly Taitz has a real chance to come in second, and thereby gain a general election (long) shot at the US. Senate seat of incumbent Dianne Feinstein. No less than the San Francisco Chronicle reports that some polls are saying Taitz is ahead of the other challengers.
Chronicle Washington correspondent Carolyn Lochhead writes:
A second-place finish by Taitz would be seen in both parties as a national embarrassment for the Republican Party, rivaling the candidacy of Christine "I am not a witch" O’Donnell, the 2010 GOP Senate nominee in Delaware.
I’m not making any predictions in this race that everyone expects Feinstein to win handily. Taitz, for her part, is playing down her birther theories and concentrating on issues of local interest. Some have suggested that this Senate run is a way for Taitz to bring birther issues to the front, but I think it’s the other way around. Taitz is using her birther name recognition to grab for the big prize, the Senate seat. It’s about fame, not Obama.
Here are the official results from the California Secretary of State web site that will be posted as results are received from the counties. Polls close at 8 PM Pacific Time (0300 UTC).