Seven Votes Determine Nguyen's Win OC Supervisor Race
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Forget the political stereotypes of Orange County. Two Vietnamese Americans are fighting it out to be County Supervisor in a disputed special election. After a recount, the winner became the loser; with margin in both cases of only seven votes. Also, a landmark landslide in San Francisco.
Early Morning Landslide in San Francisco's Telegraph Hill ()
San Francisco's Telegraph Hill is about 75 feet smaller than it used to be. That's the approximate width of the chunk that that broke loose early this morning, releasing an avalanche of boulders. Steve Rubenstein has been on the scene for the San Francisco Chronicle.
- Steve Rubenstein: Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
An Electoral Nightmare and Ethnic Politics in the OC ()
Orange County is no longer a bastion of white Republicanism; it has its own brand of political diversity. Three weeks ago, two Vietnamese Americans upset the establishment favorites in a special election for County Supervisor. The margin of victory was seven votes. After a recount, the margin is still seven vote, but the winners and losers have changed places. Adding to the confusion, both candidates have the same last name. Janet Nguyen is the current winner. Trung Nguyen has gone from winner to loser. We hear more about an electoral nightmare in a county that no longer fits its white Republican stereotype.
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