Robert Lovingood

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood finds himself in an unexpected and problematic struggle for a second term.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood can’t catch a break these days.

A newly-updated vote tally released by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, on Friday afternoon, shows Lovingood still bleeding from the neck.

Lovingood’s vote percentage, which started at 43% of ballots cast, has decreased with every single count update, since the first results were released on election night.

Lovingood now sits with just 36.74% of the vote. That’s an erosion of more than six percentage points since election night, with late absentee and election day voters combining to pull down his result.

The runner-up in the five candidate contest, Former Victorville City Council Member Angela Valles, now sits at 25.98% of ballots cast.

For Lovingood, who can’t seem to come up with any true accomplishments in his district, it’s truly a rough fall to earth from Mount Olympus.

Lovingood can clearly be beaten by Valles. Especially with a November Presidential Election ballot containing almost two dozen propositions for voters to weigh in on.

Regardless of what Lovingood claims, here’s some stark points to consider.

First. Contrary to what he puts out, San Bernardino County is corrupt as the day is long.

Second. Lovingood being endorsed by others in the county regime is a detriment in today’s political environment, not a positive.

Third. The county pension fund, contrary to what the supervisor says, isn’t doing so hot these days. It’s more than $2 billion in the red and will require tens of millions more per year in taxpayer money to maintain proper funding.

Yes. The prospect for “Do Nothing Bob” being elected to a second term aren’t so bright these days.