Court: Riverside Must Change Supervisor’s Ballot Designation

A Riverside County Superior Court judge has ruled that Riverside must change the ballot designation for Supervisor Manuel Perez to make clear that he was appointed rather than elected to the Board of Supervisors.

Perez’s June 5 opponent Jan Harnik, who brought the lawsuit, praised the judge’s decision and said Perez had wasted taxpayer time and money by fighting the case.

Derek Humphrey, a Perez campaign consultant, says it’s the other way around.

“We are disappointed that the judge ruled against the county Registrar of Voters and their guidelines and past precedence for ballot designations. Harnik’s lawsuit was nothing more than an overly technical gotcha that won’t have any impact on the election. The only impact this lawsuit had was to waste a lot of people’s time and a lot of our tax dollars.”

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