Republican seeks recount after losing Senate seat
A California state senator who narrowly lost her re-election bid is requesting a partial recount of ballots in Orange County, county elections chief Neal Kelley announced Thursday. Former Republican Sen. Janet Nguyen requested the recount on Tuesday, a day after Democrat Tom Umberg was sworn in to replace her.
A voter in Senate District 34, on behalf of Nguyen, originally requested a complete recount of votes in Orange County, which comprises the vast majority of the district. Kelley said the request was later scaled back to 12 precincts in Santa Ana.