Tan Nguyen’s first mistake was joining the Republicon Party. He was a quick learner and eager to please, that was his second mistake. Trying to defeat the hugely popular Loretta Sanchez, Nguyen decided to try and suppress votes. That was his third mistake.
A federal jury in December found Nguyen had lied to state investigators who were probing complaints from Latino voters in the 47th Congressional District in Orange County, where Nguyen in 2006 was the Republican nominee who unsuccessfully challenged Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove. About 14,000 voters in the district had received a letter in Spanish that made claims about who was eligible to vote and what would happen to immigrant voters if they cast ballots. Read more