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5:02 pm PST December 18, 2020
Keith Coleman won the SMMUSD school board election, beating incumbent Maria Leon-Vasquez by 6 percent.
Yes, you read that right. What I didn’t say was that Keith won it in Malibu. In Santa Monica he lost the election to Maria by 7 percent. Santa Monica overwhelmingly preferred one candidate, Malibu overwhelmingly preferred a different candidate. Santa Monica’s candidate got the job. Why? Because 86 percent of the voters live in Santa Monica. If 86 percent of the voters lived in Malibu, it’d be Keith who was sworn in.
It gets worse.