An Imperfect ROV
With second recount progressing onto the 7th day, a finding of 31 disqualified ballots were tallied by mistake has given Jimmy Nguyen's camp another set of grievances to take this election to court. The ROV admitted the mistake but there is no recourse since it is too late to determine which ballots are for which candidate. In an election of that separated by 68 votes, every ballot counts.
Sylvia Arenas is starting her job next week along with Lan Diep. It will be the first time that SJC will have two seating councilmembers serving while the election results are being contested.