As of the writing of this blog – Stan Sniff is under 35% of the vote and falling with each update. Some within the Riverside Sheriff’s Office do not understand how the election works. It is possible Chad Bianco gets more votes than Sniff does when all is said and done.
The top two candidates go to a runoff if no one gets to 50%+1. This means that Chad Bianco and Stan Sniff will face off in November.
Despite the bullying of Sheriff’s Admin against Correctional Deputies and misinformation being spread that Sniff had polling indicating he was winning, the brutal reality is setting in. Sniff is severely damaged.
Despite people in the second floor threatening people publicly critical of the Sheriff and demanding apologies, Sniff performed poorly.
By no means does this mean Chad Bianco is a shoo-in in the fall. Bianco has to run a clean, mistake free campaign and rely on the team he hired to get him across the finish line. Chad Bianco is a raw talent, but needs finishing as a candidate.
With a head-to-head face-off, Bianco will need to be sharper and more focused in his presentation. He is capable.
Sniff on the other hand is seriously wounded. He is the incumbent of 11 years and an unknown challenger has matched his vote total.
Second, it appears that Dave Brown who is collecting some 21% of the vote is likely to endorse Chad Bianco and with it will bring several other heavy hitters in local politics.
Sniff has to deal with the reality that a 65% (and growing) super-majority of voters did not choose him. In the annuals of political campaigns when an incumbent can not score at least 45% in a re-election campaign, that incumbent is regarded as vulnerable. When said incumbent dips to 35% it has several consequences.
Stan Sniff is going to have difficulty raising money as a result of being severely wounded. He is also going to have severe difficulty in public now that the world knows the tyrant is damaged goods. The fear and awe factor has been eviscerated.
I’d expect that some local members of the legislature that have been sitting on the sidelines are going to endorse Chad Bianco. I’d expect several of the local electeds that endorsed Dave Brown to come over to Chad Bianco. I am expecting a political feeding frenzy.
Stan Sniff has to deal with a laundry list of issues that have been brought out on RightonDaily as most of the local media have been deign to report on this stuff. It is going to be near impossible for Sniff to defend against once a hard-hitting campaign begins in earnest in the fall? Illegal immigration? Early Releases of Felons? Critical Staffing Levels? Abuses of process?
If you are a Riverside Sheriff’s Office Employee or a DA Employee – this is a special notice. Now is the time to come forward to the Right On Daily Blog and tell your story. Your stories about the corruption in the department could help us finish off Stan Sniff. He is severely wounded politically and his ability to enforce a reign of terror has been permanently altered by the results of the election tonight.
YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS. We are on facebook and you can message us off of the facebook page, or you can email [email protected] With your help we will put Stan Sniff out to pasture.
Stan – I’m coming for you and I won’t stop until you are buried politically. You can hire a PI to investigate me, you can threaten my wife, threaten people all over the department, but you can’t stop what’s coming for you.
P.S. Final Results:
CHAD BIANCO 59,445 35.13%
MIGUEL GARCIA, IV 19,846 11.73%
Total 169,233 100.00%
It got worse, not better for Stan Sniff as the night went on!