90,000 Californians Voted For Birther Queen Orly Taitz As Attorney General

06/04/2014 10:20 am ET | Updated Jun 04, 2014
  • Igor Bobic Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post

Birtherism is alive and, well, alive, in California.

Orly Taitz didn't come remotely close to advancing her bid for California attorney general in Tuesday's open primary, finishing second-to-last in a crowded field of seven candidates. Incumbent Kamala Harris (D) easily prevailed over the competition with 53 percent of the vote.

But the "Birther Queen" famous for challenging President Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as president did get about 3% of the vote, or 92,995 votes, to be exact.

Taitz similarly won 3 percent of the vote when she ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012, where she failed to advance in the state's primary against Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

A little over ninety thousand votes is minuscule in a populous state like California, where Harris garnered 1,584,800 votes alone during an off-year primary election. But the numbers are striking when compared to Tuesday's hotly contested Republican Senate primary in Mississippi, where Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel and Sen. Thad Cochran appear to be heading toward a runoff.

With 99.6% of precincts reporting, McDaniel currently leads the incumbent by a 1,978 vote margin, 153,030 to 151,052.

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