ROV Needs Overhaul
Recent Letter to County Board of Supervisors by Councilmember Manh Nguyen.
August 10, 2016
Honorable Dave Cortese &
Members of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
70 West Hedding Street, East Wing / 10th floor
San Jose, CA 95110
Re: Errors and Omissions in connection with June 7, 2016 Fourth District
San Jose City Council Election and Recounts
Dear Mr. President and Members of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors,
Over the course of the past several weeks -- during the post-election canvass, the automatic recount required by the Board of Supervisors, and the voter-requested recount --and based on detailed personal observation, extensive document review, and personal interviews, it has become clear that numerous critical legal procedures and safeguards designed to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the election have not been followed by the office of Registrar of Voters (See the report below.) We have concluded that these violations are so significant - both in quality and quantity - and cast such serious doubt on the outcome of the election, that the intent of the majority of the Fourth District's voters can not be accurately ascertained. Consequently, the Fourth District election was fatally flawed.
In view of the many problems associated with the recent election, especially when placed in context with the well-documented problems over the last several election cycles, we request that Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, conduct an audit the office of the ROV to right the wrong, to correct all misconducts of the ROV's officials and/or employees and above all to ensure that the best interests of Santa Clara county citizens are being served.
San Jose City Council Member District-4