Orange County supervisorial special election has 2-vote margin

(Left) Andrew Do, the chief of staff for former Supervisor Janet Nguyen, and former state Sen. Lou Correa (right) are shown in file photos. (Andrewdoforsupervisor.com | Loucorrea.com)

A special election for Orange County's First Supervisorial District is still up for grabs with the top vote-getter having just a two-vote lead.

Andrew Do, the chief of staff for former Supervisor Janet Nguyen, has 16,202 votes and former state Sen. Lou Correa has 16,200 votes, according to a count of all 101 precincts released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters Tuesday. Both are at 39 percent.

Garden Grove Councilman Chris Phan was third at 6,765, 16.3 percent, followed by television news anchor Chuyen Van Nguyen at 1,620 votes, 3.9 percent, and Lupe Morfin-Moreno, an office specialist with the Orange County Health Care Agency, at 734 votes, 1.8 percent.

Vote-by-mail and provisional ballots still need to be counted.

Tuesday's special election was needed because Nguyen was elected to the state Senate.

Turnout was 19.4 percent, 41,767 of 215,503 registered voters.

The First District includes Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster, the unincorporated area of Midway City and portions of Fountain Valley.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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