Westminster

City council recall effort is trailing

THE RECALL of three members of the Westminster City Council members was trailing in early returns from Tuesday night (Orange County Tribune photo).

UPDATE:  As of 8:34 p.m. returns from the Westminster City Council recall election continued to show the efforts to remove from office three council members all trailing.

For the removal of Mayor Tri Ta, there are 6,427 yes votes (40.34 percent), and 9,507 (59.66) no votes. For the removal of Councilmember Kimberly Ho, there are 6,718 (42.31 percent) yes votes and 9,161 (57.69 percent) no votes. For the removal of Councilmember Chi Charlie Nguyen there are 6,666 (42 percent) yes votes and 9,207 (58 percent) no votes.

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The effort to recall three members of the Westminster City Council is failing by a wide margin so far, based on the returns from mail-in ballots.

According to the Orange County Registrar of Voters, each of the councilmembers facing recall – Mayor Tri Ta and city council colleagues Kimberly Ho and Chi Charlie Nguyen – appeared to be headed toward comfortable victories in their efforts to defeat their recall.

However, mailed ballots postmarked by today (Tuesday) will be counted as long as they are received and tabulated by the county registrar by Friday, April 10.

As of 8:08 p.m. Tuesday, here are the totals.

  • Recall Mayor Tri Ta:

Yes  6,426 (40.41 percent)

No   9,745  (59.59 percent)

  • Recall Councilmember Kimberly Ho:

Yes  6,717 (42.39 percent)

No   9,129 (57.61 percent)

  • Recall Councilmember Chi Charlie Nguyen:

Yes  6,665  (42.08 percent)

No   9,175  (57.92 percent).

 

 

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