One of the most controversial races in San Diego this year has been the one between an attorney and a prosecutor in the East County.
With 91 percent of precincts reporting, Deputy District Attorney Robert Amador was defeating El Cajon-based business and family law attorney Jim Miller.
Amador had 59 percent of the vote as of 1:10 a.m.
Members of the local legal community gathered last month to call voters' attention to one candidate who they say lacks qualifications to be a Superior Court Judge in San Diego.
Miller, who earned the most votes in the primary, was given a “lacking qualifications” rating by the San Diego County Bar Association.
Amador supporters said they hoped to avoid a result similar to June's election of Gary Kreep.
The constitutional law attorney narrowly defeated 27-year veteran prosecutor Garland Peed in the June primary.
Kreep's victory attracted national scrutiny because he is a prominent advocate for the “birther movement” as our partners at VoiceofSanDiego.org reported.
Amador supporters say Kreep was elected because voters weren’t aware of his qualifications.
A candidate can be rated “Well Qualified,” “Qualified” or “Lacking Qualifications” by the non-partisan group of judges, attorneys and former members of the association.