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Ash Kalra Wins State Assembly D27

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With all the precincts counted,  Ash Kalra has apparently won the state assembly election against Madison Nguyen.  A big sigh of relief could be heard from at least half of the Vietnamese-American community in San Jose.

Nguyen was ahead by 130 votes at the beginning of the night and by the time the rooster crowed, she was behind by more than 2,000 votes.   At this moment, she is behind by 3,897 votes.

Kalra was left for dead after the primary when he came in second but was 15% behind.  Nguyen and her IEs launched  a barrage of negative attacks in the primary.  The voters received half a dozen hit pieces in May alone.  Strangely enough, Kalra did not send a single negative piece in response in kind.

Undeterred with such a large deficit,  he quickly built a coalition with the third, fourth and fifth place finishers of the primary.   An Asian Wall was established with the Indian, Filipino, Chinese and Vietnamese voters.    The whole idea was to slow Nguyen down at the early and absen…

Vietnamese Voters in Orange County and Santa Clara County

In Orange County, the first set of result showed the Vietnamese voters with their penchant to vote with absentee ballot gave Andrew Do a nice cushion.  Will this lead holds, only time can tell.  The Hispanic turn out is lower than expected in OC.



County Supervisor 1st DistrictCompleted Precincts: 0 of 209Vote CountPercentage* ANDREW DO31,73458.9%MICHELE MARTINEZ22,15041.1%



In San Jose, the Vietnamese vote is crucial to Ash Kalra and his race for state assembly against Madison Nguyen.  He is 117 vote behind after the first 52,777 ballots.  There will be another 75,000 to 100,000 ballots to be counted.   The total Viet vote is expected to be about 16,000.


It will be a long week for both Nguyen and Kalra.