JUNE PRIMARY | ROUNDUP | Voters in the East Bay and across the state skipped the June primary in droves last week. In Alameda County, less than one-quarter of registered voters cast ballots in the election. The results also indicated that the primary voters in the East Bay were more conservative than in a typical November election. And so while much of the pre-election media coverage focused on intramural Democratic Party battles, often personally vicious, and, in other cases, devoid of truth and accuracy, Republican candidates snuck into the November general election. However, if the primary ballot failed to stoke excitement among East Bay liberals, the fall election offers intriguing races in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Leandro, not to mention a reboot of a countywide transportation tax measure that narrowly failed just two years ago....
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