Manh Nguyen and His Recount Strategy

With just two days into the recount process, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters has done such a sound job that by tomorrow, they expect to wrap up the recount and issue a final result.

But in a twist of intrigue, before the closing of the day, a voter in D4 named Nam Truong, sent in a request to have a voter-initiated recount on behalf of Manh Nguyen.   This prompted Lan Diep to tweet

. won't do anything himself. E.g. order a recount, file an ethics complaint, serve constituents, etc.

Manh Nguyen of course is being counseled by an election lawyer from LA.   So he makes sure he is getting his money worth.

The voter-initiated recount is being paid by whoever requested it.  Manh Nguyen is hoping  to be able to have additional challenge options with the voter-initiated recount, probably to rechallenge a number of ballots that were disqualified in the first place.   The cost is about  $2,000 a day similar to  what Orange County Registrar of Voters was charging last year.  

Lan Diep might not want to be too confident with this second recount.   This is where experience in election law comes in play.





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