Well it looks like the effort to recall Supervisor Janet Nguyen is over before it started. The Orange County Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley sent a letter to Long Pham, the Republican Vietnamese community activist who started the effort to recall Nguyen, on Oct. 7, which stated that:
On Tuesday, October 7,2014. I received a letter from Janet Nguyen declaring, under penalty of perjury, that she was not served personalty with the Notice of Intent to Recall (as required by California Elections Code section 11021).
Based on the enclosed information and statement I have reason to believe that personal delivery was not effectuated properly and therefore I am suspending the recall process pending proper service.
But Nguyen isn’t done with Pham. Check out her snarky response:
I am a duly-elected member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and represent the First Supervisorial District. I was elected to the Board of Supervisors in February 2007 and overwhelmingly re-elected in 20o8 and 2012. As the First District Supervisor, I represent more than 600,000 residents in the Cities of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster, portions of Fountain Valley and the unincorporated community of Midway City. Except as to those matters stated on information and belief, I have personal knowledge of the facts set forth in this declaration, and if called to testify regarding these facts, I could and would do so.
On information and belief, Long Pham has submitted to the Orange County Registrar of Voters a document called a “Proof of Service” that claims that, at a particular date, time, and location (r.e., September 30, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., 10 Civic Center plaza), I was personally served” with a copy of a Notice of lntention to Recall.
The Proof of Service filed by Mr. Pham is false, I was not personatly served with any such Notice of lntention to Recall on September 30, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. At this particular date and time, I was participating in a regular meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The video of the September 30, 2014, Board meeting (available here) shows that I was not personally served by Mr. Pham with any documeht on September 30, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
I believe that Mr. Pham’s false Proof of Service may constitute election fraud and I am asking the District Attorney to conduct an investigation as to how this false document came to be filed with the Registrar of Voters.
Well by now we know that the OCDA, Tony Rackauckas, only investigates politicians who anger the OC GOP machine. In which case we hope Pham will be okay…