Tag Archives: Van Thai Tran

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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Interesting snippets on Viet candidates, from Statement of Votes

The Statement of Votes is a 2630-page document from the OC Registrar of Voters, breaking down votes by precinct for every race in the November election. There are also a few important subtotals. The document is provided in PDF format, … Continue reading

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Viet candidates take serious beating

Across the country, except for a few bright spots, most Viet candidate fall flat, losing their races, sometimes spectacularly. Now, of course, there is such a thing as a “Vietnamese bounce” – late absentee ballots cast mostly by Vietnamese – … Continue reading

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Jury hung in Tan Nguyen’s case

The jury deadlocked in the trial of former Congressional candidate Tan Nguyen, and the judge declared a mistrial, reports the OC Register’s Martin Wisckol here. Nguyen is accused of lying to investigators and getting a campaign worker to take the blame … Continue reading

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Van Tran says Prop 8 judge “openly gay”

In a paragraph written in Vietnamese but not present in his English-language press release, Assemblyman Van Tran accuses the judge in the Proposition 8 case – a Republican appointee - of being an openly gay man who made his ruling because … Continue reading

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Janet Nguyen feeds Van Tran

Trannies of the world, rejoice. You will not go hungry. There’s always Janet. On Sunday, when half of Little Saigon was watching the final game of World Cup soccer somewhere, OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen served penne pasta to people who … Continue reading

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‘Vietnamese bounce’ in primaries lifts candidates

As has been shown in several elections in a row, a disproportionate portion of Vietnamese-American voters voting for Vietnamese-American candidates cast their votes by mail, and do it near the last day. This phenomenon has many times resulted in Viet … Continue reading

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