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The Saga Continues for Tyler Diep and Diana Carey

With only a few hundred ballots left, does Tyler Diep have enough to catch up the 235 ballot deficit?



CITY OF WESTMINSTER Member, City CouncilNumber To Vote For: 2Completed Precincts: 57 of 57

Vote CountPercentageSERGIO CONTRERAS11,40825.9%DIANA CAREY8,75819.8%TYLER DIEP8,53519.3%CHARLIE NGUYEN MANH CHI7,50117.0%HELENA RUTKOWSKI2,8856.5%KHAI DAO2,5845.9%AL P. KRIPPNER2,4535.6%

Will Tyler Diep Ask for Recount?

With less than a thousand ballots left to count,  Tyler Diep is trailing Diana Carey by 258 votes.   The clock is about to strike at midnight for Diep.  What would he do?  It is understandable that he would lose the Sergio Contreras but to an unknown Diana Carey.  Even worst, he lost the seat as an incumbent.

On the bright side,  he is young, has a lot money,  so he can always bounce back 2 years from now.  However, by losing, he just opens doors to other Vietnamese-American candidates in 2014.








CITY OF WESTMINSTER Member, City CouncilNumber To Vote For: 2Completed Precincts: 57 of 57

Vote CountPercentageSERGIO CONTRERAS11,32425.9%DIANA CAREY8,70319.9%TYLER DIEP8,44519.3%CHARLIE NGUYEN MANH CHI7,43217.0%HELENA RUTKOWSKI2,8686.6%KHAI DAO2,5545.8%AL P. KRIPPNER2,4365.6%

300 Votes Separate Carey from Diep

With 2,600 ballots left to count,  the incumbent Tyler Diep is closing the gap on Diana Carey.   This race will go down to the wire with now only 300 votes separate the two candidates



CITY OF WESTMINSTER Member, City CouncilNumber To Vote For: 2Completed Precincts: 57 of 57
Vote CountPercentageSERGIO CONTRERAS10,97126.0%DIANA CAREY8,45420.0%TYLER DIEP8,14419.3%CHARLIE NGUYEN MANH CHI7,11116.8%HELENA RUTKOWSKI2,7916.6%KHAI DAO2,4225.7%AL P. KRIPPNER2,3615.6%

Tyler Diep Lost City Council Race - A Shocker

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With little more than four thousand ballots left,  the incumbent Tyler Diep (Diep Mien Truong)  is trailing Diana Carey by 650 votes.


The chances for him to pull out a last minute miracle is slim since his Vietnamese-American votes are being diluted with Charlie Nguyen and Khai Dao. In the last 5 days after the election, he hardly gains any ground against Carey.

If the trend holds, his lost would be an out of this world shocker for he is an incumbent with a loaded campaign chest of $150,000.   LSI could not remember when a last time an incumbent city council lost in Westminster.   But on the other, Tyler Diep probably knew he is not popular already when earlier this year he dropped out of the state assembly race in a district where Asian-Americans make up a strong voting bloc. 

This unexpected event then begs the question  whether he would be appointed by the city council to replace the seat left open by Tri Ta as he becomes the newly-elected mayor. 

Tri Ta owed his mayoral victory to…