Lost in Translation

Tan Nguyen Meets the Press

It's Tan!

Tan Nguyen finally held his press conference originally scheduled for Friday.

No Surprise… Tan Nguyen is not quitting the race.

His reason was a poll, prepared by Public Opinion Strategies that he claims shows him 13 points ahead of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez among committed voters. “The people of the 47th District need a choice. I’m innocent and there is no way in hell I’m Quitting.” Nguyen said.

Mr. Nguyen claims that the Republican Party Chairman, the State Attorney General and others investigating this matter are rushing to judgment.

Nguyen claims that the letter, as originally drafted in English, made it clear that illegal immigrants and were ineligible to vote. He claims that the real meaning of the letter was lost in the translation to Spanish.

I’ll get you more with pictures shortly.

Andrew Davey contributed to this report.

UPDATE

Tan expressed his outrage that OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh did not even call him to get his side of the story.

Nguyen claims that there was “no crime committed, so why is there an investigation?”

Commentary:

In fact several crimes heave been committed Mr. Nguyen. In addition to federal charges the following state laws appear to have been violated by you and your campaign.

CALIFORNIA ELECTIONS CODE

18500. Any person who commits fraud or attempts to commit fraud, and any person who aids or abets fraud or attempts to aid or abet fraud, in connection with any vote cast, to be cast, or attempted to be cast, is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for 16 months or two or three years.

18540. (a) Every person who makes use of or threatens to make use of any force, violence, or tactic of coercion or intimidation, to induce or compel any other person to vote or refrain from voting at any election or to vote or refrain from voting for any particular person or measure at any election, or because any person voted or refrained from voting at any election or voted or refrained from voting for any particular person or measure at any election is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or three years.

(b) Every person who hires or arranges for any other person to make use of or threaten to make use of any force, violence, or tactic of coercion or intimidation, to induce or compel any other person to vote or refrain from voting at any election or to vote or refrain from voting for any particular person or measure at any election, or because any person voted or refrained from voting at any election or voted or refrained from voting for any particular person or measure at any election is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or three years.

18543. (a) Every person who knowingly challenges a person’s right to vote without probable cause or on fraudulent or spurious grounds, or who engages in mass, indiscriminate, and groundless challenging of voters solely for the purpose of preventing voters from voting or to delay the process of voting, or who fraudulently advises any person that he or she is not eligible to vote or is not registered to vote when in fact that person is eligible or is registered, or who violates Section 14240, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 12 months or in the state prison.

(b) Every person who conspires to violate subdivision (a) is guilty of a felony.

  14 comments for “Lost in Translation

  1. Anonymous
    October 22, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    I thought he said he didn’t know about the letter.

  2. aria ghafari
    October 22, 2006 at 5:32 pm

    where can we look at the poll?

  3. October 22, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    Aira,

    In the box of Cracker Jacks he found it in…

    BTW, you can find out more about what was on Tan’s mind when he came up with this letter scheme at Tan Nguyen – what went wrong?.

  4. Anonymous
    October 22, 2006 at 6:37 pm

    CA. election code, nothing close of these codes where done. There is NOOOOO way ANY JURY in this land (except your FANTASY LAND) would convict Tan.

    You now have had your 15 min in the Sun,move over and lets get “TAN” elected.

  5. October 22, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    “In the box of Cracker Jacks he found it in…”

    Haha! That’s a good one, Art! ; )

    And for everyone else, check out my photos of what happened today at
    http://atdnext.blogspot.com

  6. October 22, 2006 at 7:06 pm

    Anonymous (probably Tan’s Attorney):

    Please read the code again.

    I have chande the text color of the words you need to read.

    Just like many republicans before you, I guess you believe that the facts do not matter.

    The letter was in fact the use of a tactic of coercion or intimidation, to induce or compel any other person to refrain from voting at any election. The letter did, in fact, knowingly challenge a person’s (14,000 to be exact) right to vote without probable cause or on fraudulent or spurious grounds. The person responsible for didtribution of this letter did engage in mass, indiscriminate, and groundless challenging of voters solely for the purpose of preventing voters from voting and fraudulently advised thousands of registered voters that they were not eligible to vote when in fact they were eligible or registered to vote.

    Multiple people were involved in the distribution of this letter and therefore conspired to violate state and federal elections law.

    Sorry, have another sip of “Tan Nguyen’s Hallucinogenic Tea.” I would hate to have reality set in oun you at this point.

  7. October 22, 2006 at 8:42 pm

    “It would be a terrible mistake…by voting to put it on the ballot, we kill the project,” said Pulido, who is the mayor of Santa Ana.

    Keeping the public from voting.

    Sounds like it should be a felony to me.

  8. Jim Benson
    October 22, 2006 at 8:50 pm

    Oh my, I am missing all the fun. I move to Ohio and look what happens. Polls out of Cracker Jack boxes, mysterious letters than no one wrote or sent, but some how got to thousands of people. Where O where will it end ?

  9. Anonymous
    October 23, 2006 at 12:01 am

    Hey Chris, NO JURY IN THIS LAND will convict. Dont try and make something out of nothing. You have had your stardom, you lost he is not droping out so move on.

  10. Anonymous
    October 23, 2006 at 12:50 am

    Chris states
    “UPDATE

    Tan expressed his outrage that OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh did not even call him to get his side of the story.

    Nguyen claims that there was ‘no crime committed, so why is there an investigation?'”

    Ahem, apparently this blog is altered after the part about Charmain Scott Baugh not giving Tan a phone call. Earlier, you said that Scott Baugh did make phone calls but received no answer…Where did that part go? I guess the information is false so you took it out didn’t you?

  11. October 23, 2006 at 1:35 am

    Anonymous 12:50:

    No this thread was not changed the way you suggest. The statement you mentioned is the same as originally posted. I think I read a post on another blog that went down that road, but it wasn’t this one.

    Anonymous 12:01:

    Have another cup of tea. We’ll see what happens, but I believe the only way a jury doesn’t convict Tan Nguyen of violating the laws I have highlighted is if he cops a plea agreement.

  12. Anonymous
    October 23, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    you people are communists! tan nguyen has commited no crime. he is trying to make this a better country for people like you and you treat him like a criminal. tan nguyen is a man of honor not like your hero bill clinton. we will see this when the election is over and we send tan to washington. it is against the law for illegals to vote why cant you stupid people see that?

  13. mitch
    October 23, 2006 at 5:32 pm

    anonymous 3:00…if you are so proud of your similiar convictions to tan and his warped sense of reality then why don’t you get out from behind the “anonymous” mask? the truth shall set you free. Tan is one tormented individual because of his veiled answers and deceits. be a man tan.

  14. Anonymous
    October 23, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    Mr Tan, you are now the “Kathryn Harris” of OC. The GOP has made the decision.
    No more warm bathing in the sun. Your political career is over! got it?

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