The special election race for San Jose’s District 4 council seat has taken a turn for the confounding. Another batch of error-laden absentee ballots went out Monday, only this time Santa Clara County’s Registrar of Voters might not be to blame.
Vietnamese media exec Manh Nguyen held on to his fundraising lead in San Jose’s special election for the District 4 council seat. But Bob Dhillon, a retired realtor, has also tallied impressive numbers with just a week until absentee ballots can be cast.
San Jose's City Council will consider appointing an interim council member for District 4 at next Tuesday's meeting, and a casting call is open to anyone who meets a few rudimentary qualifications. Critical thinking doesn't have to be one of them.
Sources confirmed Monday that a complaint has been filed with San Jose's Ethics Commission against the mayoral campaign of Dave Cortese. Questions are now being raised about whether he will have to return money that was collected immediately following the June 3 primary.
UPDATE: Two referendum efforts will not make it to the Registrar of Voters, a city spokesman told San Jose Inside. It appears not enough signatures of San Jose residents were turned in to the city clerk.
Hundreds of historical documents were discovered in May, sealed in a combination safe on the second floor of San Jose’s City Hall. There is some debate about their authenticity, but an assortment of meeting minutes and letters provide a unique perspective of San Jose's rural roots.