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Santa Clara County supervisors approve vote of no confidence against Sheriff Laurie Smith

Original post made on Sep 1, 2021

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday a vote of no confidence against Sheriff Laurie Smith, an unprecedented act that serves as sharp condemnation of her leadership.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 4:25 PM

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Posted by Raymond
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 1, 2021 at 2:41 pm

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Are these the same supervisors who crafted the county sanctuary policies that killed Bambi Larson and then failed to make any changes in those policies?

Posted by Alex M
a resident of Willowgate
on Sep 2, 2021 at 8:22 am

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I recall reading complaints about these sorts of things for the past two election cycles, and yet Sheriff Laurie Smith kept getting re-elected. I didn't really understand why. Do people just blindly vote for incumbents without doing any checking?

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 7, 2021 at 12:32 pm

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Why? People often vote for incumbents. Just because. (they are unaware or satisfied with the status quo). Or, most people are uncomfortable with change.
In US politics, it is most common, for people to give "Congress" a poor rating, but almost inevitably, give their very own local Congress member a good rating.
I would urge, if you are not sure of a politician (city council, school board, etc.) Then just don't vote for that position. Please do not just 'vote the incumbent'.

[I don't at all like Newsom's administrative abilities, I would like - but cannot get Any Other Democrat, I hate (R) Elder's policies ... therefore]

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