Category Archives: elections

New Viet councilman gets sworn in, proposes

Tuesday night Chris Phan walked into the Garden Grove City Council Chambers a single male private citizen, and came out of it a councilman and engaged to be married. The political newbie was elected with 18.2% of the vote, ahead … Continue reading

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Westminster Viets vote in bloc (Part 2)

In Part 1 (here), we saw a clear bloc voting pattern where all three Vietnamese-American candidates for the Westminster City Council got their votes in the same distribution from the same precincts, and the top ones are centered right in … Continue reading

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Westminster Viets vote as bloc, again, in Diep’s defeat

In 2005, Christian Collet, then a professor at UC Irvine, published a paper in the Journal of Politics in which he used sophisticated statistical analysis to find that Vietnamese-American voters in Orange County voted as a bloc when it came to … Continue reading

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Red-baiting did nothing to stop Lowenthal in Little Saigon

Apparently learning the wrong lesson from the elections around Little Saigon, a candidate for Congress tried to accuse his opponent of being, well, a commie. This time, it didn’t work, not even in Westminster. Proving that the 1950s never quite … Continue reading

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Tyler Diep first OC Viet incumbent to lose

This is the time to be thankful, and the staff at the OC Registrar of Voters must be thankful the vote counting was finished just in time for the holidays. And the results show Tyler Diep, the incumbent Westminster City Councilman … Continue reading

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Tyler Diep collects $135,000, quits race

Just a few days after touting a campaign treasure of $135,000, Tyler Diep annouces he’s no longer running for the California Assembly. The Westminster city councilman previously sent a press release saying he’d raised $135,000 for his race to the … Continue reading

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Redistricting: Strong Viet Assembly district, split Congressional

Before the redistricting process even began, Tyler Diep jumped up and announced his intention to run for the Assembly. In some district. Didn’t know which one yet, but running nonetheless, Diep said then. That turns out to be a clever … Continue reading

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Tan Nguyen sentenced to year in prison

“Terrible day” is what former GOP Congressional candidate Tan Nguyen described to the Bolsavik his feelings on Valentine’s Day when federal judge David O. Carter sentenced him to one year in prison for lying to investigators about his role in sending … Continue reading

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