State of California

California Shasta County Board of Supervisors Election Contest

Hobbs v. Long

Lawsuit filed by Laura Hobbs, a right-wing candidate for the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, against her opponent, Allen Long, and county elections officials contesting the results of the March 5, 2024 primary election. Hobbs argues that voting machine failures, ballot design errors and improperly counted mail-in ballots contributed to her loss to Long. She alleges that the audit logs and data from the county’s registrar of voters (ROV) show a large difference between the number of votes cast and the number of votes counted. Long defeated Hobbs by a substantial margin, but Hobbs alleges — if not for the county’s election mismanagement — she would have enough votes to advance to a runoff election against Long. Hobbs asks the court to void the results of the previous election and either allow her to participate in a runoff election against Long, hold a new primary election or order a recount.

STATUS: Litigation is ongoing.

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