Ballot Count: Do pulls ahead in Garden Grove

The Orange County Registrar of Voters has posted its update for today tabulating the late vote-by-mail ballots. There are still Provisional and paper ballots from election day that still need to be tabulated. But here is where things are in the close city council races in Garden Grove and Westminster.

In Garden Grove, Andrew Do has pulled ahead of Robin Marcario to lead by 1,005 votes. marcaria was leading on Friday by 361 votes.

In Westminster, Penny Loomer is barely holding on to her once substantial lead over Truong Diep. She is up by only 392 votes.

Here is the link to the Secretary of State’s results for the 44th Congressional contest between Republican Incumbent Ken Calvert and Democrat Bill Hedrick. As of Friday’s count, Calvert was leading by 5,896 votes. The latest updates increased Calvert’s lead by 2,119 votes to 8,015.

There are an estimated 116,908 ballots to count in Orange County. 14,489 VBM, 60,450 Provisional ballots, and 41,969 Election Day Paper ballots.

  6 comments for “Ballot Count: Do pulls ahead in Garden Grove

  1. Paul
    November 10, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I just hecked the sos site. It still says that calverts lead is only 5896 votes. I was atthe riverside rov today monitoring ballots extraction and counting. Last I heard before I left there were still about 40k otes to be counted. So we will see. Its estimated that the procress will be complete by friday. Im hoping hedrick pulls a hail mary in this one.

  2. November 10, 2008 at 8:28 pm


    Can you at least think before you type. The results on the Secretary of State’s page have not yet been updated. You need to go to the individual counties of Orange and riverside to get the data. That is what I did. My numbers are accurate.

  3. Paul
    November 10, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    take it easy.

  4. November 10, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Sorry Paul, maybe I overreacted a little, but this was the second comment that you made I had to fact check for you.

  5. Paul
    November 10, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    i didnt present it as a fact. Just what I knew ith what I had on hand. Im looking atthe county rov numbers for both oc and riv now. im hoping that bill didnt lose that many votes as yous stated. but if he did there are still several thousand ballots to be counted. it is thought that the late ballots and provisionals will break for the dem in that county. Lets hope they are right.

  6. Joe 6-Pak
    November 10, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    KimOanh Nguyen-Lam has pulled into second place in the GGUSD, gaining 2400 votes, and now leads George West by 600. As strong as Andrew is, she is outperforming him by almost a 2 to 1 margin, presumably among the Vietnamese voters who are staging this late surge. It remains to be seen how the provisionals will sort out. I do not believe they will favor Vietnamese at the rate that the absentees have and therefore do not think Trung Diep will catch Penny Loomer. It’s going to be a nail biter though and interesting to see how it all ends. My heart goes out to Robin for a valiant, hard working, effort that truly deserved victory. But it’s not over so let’s keep on hoping for the best.

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