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March Election Already Dramatic Thanks to Hacker

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The city's primary nominating election is hardly on the radar of voters because it's on March 3rd, months after what the nation is focusing on right now--the Presidential election. But earlier this month, in the only City Council race that's going to be a fight, a hacker attacked 5th District hopeful Paul Koretz's website (do you live in CD5? Check this map to see).

It finally relaunched on Monday, three weeks after the site was crashed. Koretz speculated to the Sacramento Bee that speculated that while it was probably not directly related to one of his opponents, it was "probably some candidate's friend [acting on his own] who happened to be tech-conversant." In the meantime, Koretz is talking to the FBI.

In fairness to his other opponents, here are their names and links to their websites (if one exists): Adeena Bleich, Ron Galperin, Robyn Ritter Simon, Robert Schwartz, David T. Vahedi and Steven Webb.