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October 10, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defeated Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) renewed his allegations Thursday that "hundreds" of noncitizens and undocumented immigrants cast illegal ballots in last year's election, but he failed to provide any concrete evidence or new leads in 12 pages of sworn written testimony submitted to the congressional committee investigating the dispute.
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December 25, 2000 | DANIEL YI and RAY HERNDON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County Latino voters, their ranks boosted by years of aggressive registration efforts, went to the polls in record numbers this last election. But despite the gains, Latinos still posted lower voter turnout than the general population. An analysis of voter registration records shows that the number of Latino registered voters in the county increased by 28% since 1996 to 166,848 this year. The number of overall registered voters grew by a much more modest margin of 6%, to 1,346,887.
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November 1, 1996 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fastest growing political party in Orange County is "None of the Above." A surge of new voter registrations in Orange County this year found a growing number of citizens spurning both the Republicans and the Democrats and opting for other parties--or no party at all. While the Republican and Democratic parties together still attract most newly registered voters, new data from the Orange County registrar of voters office suggest that the major parties' grip is beginning to slip.
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December 24, 2000 | RAY F. HERNDON and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A political shift is underway in Orange County's large and traditionally conservative Vietnamese American community, where the GOP's longtime dominance is being eroded by a rise in Democratic voter registration. For the first time, the Democratic Party this election year registered more new Vietnamese voters than the Republicans in the county. The GOP, which once enjoyed a 4-to-1 registration margin over Democrats in the county, has seen its lead steadily shrink over the last eight years.
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February 4, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN and JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Republican-led task force looking into the 1996 election of Rep. Loretta Sanchez will recommend today that the House dismiss a challenge by former Rep. Robert K. Dornan, the panel chairman said Tuesday. Despite finding "substantial voter fraud" in the election, which Republican Dornan lost by 984 votes, the task force said it "could not prove" that there were enough illegal votes to overturn the election. Task force Chairman Vernon J. Ehlers (R-Mich.
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October 5, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Offices of some city clerks across Orange County will be open late Monday, the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election. Those who have not registered may do so at any of 16 city halls that will be extending their hours. "We do this just to make it easier for those last-minute folks who want to register," said Ivy Joseph, Mission Viejo's clerk. "We usually get a few people coming in." The latest of the extended hours will be at the registrar of voters office, 1300 S. Grand Ave.
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April 18, 1997 | DEXTER FILKINS and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After nearly six months of searching, former Congressman Robert K. Dornan doesn't appear to have found enough illicit ballots to overturn his loss to Rep. Loretta Sanchez. But he isn't giving up. On Saturday, Dornan and his lawyers will stand before a high-powered congressional panel at the County Hall of Administration and make their best case for nullifying Sanchez's 984-vote upset last November.
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March 8, 1997 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day after revelations that dozens of "suspect" voters cited by former Rep. Robert K. Dornan were legitimately registered voters, House Democrats on Friday pressed Republicans to drop the investigation into Dornan's challenge to the election victory of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove).
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March 16, 1997 | DEXTER FILKINS and NANCY CLEELAND and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A day after California Secretary of State Bill Jones said he wanted to verify the citizenship of more than 1 million Orange County voters, immigration experts on Saturday raised doubts about whether federal authorities could complete such a monumental task. Some experts said that Immigration and Naturalization Service records have proved so unreliable that native-born and naturalized citizens could be ensnared in such a search.
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August 19, 1999 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking a cue from voter education campaigns that mix pop star glamour with political awareness, a coalition of Vietnamese American groups is sponsoring a Rock the Vote concert targeting the nation's largest Vietnamese emigre community. It is the biggest effort ever undertaken to register new Vietnamese American voters and the first major event to come out of the political movement sparked by the huge anti-communist rallies in Little Saigon this year. "There's a collective awareness now.
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December 24, 2000 | RAY F. HERNDON and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A political shift is underway in Orange County's large and traditionally conservative Vietnamese American community, where the GOP's longtime dominance is being eroded by a rise in Democratic voter registration. For the first time, the Democratic Party this election year registered more new voters than the Republicans. The GOP, which once enjoyed a 4-1 registration margin over Democrats in Little Saigon, has seen its lead steadily shrink over the last eight years.
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February 23, 2000 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years after allegations that some Orange County immigrants were improperly registered to vote, election officials are finally wrapping up a protracted effort to remove noncitizens from the rolls. The charges came in 1996, when former Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) accused Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, a Latino civil rights group, of illegally registering noncitizens to vote.
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August 19, 1999 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking a cue from voter education campaigns that mix pop star glamour with political awareness, a coalition of Vietnamese American groups is sponsoring a Rock the Vote concert targeting the nation's largest Vietnamese emigre community. It is the biggest effort ever undertaken to register new Vietnamese American voters and the first major event to come out of the political movement sparked by the huge anti-communist rallies in Little Saigon this year. "There's a collective awareness now.
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December 27, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democrats and independents accounted for more new Orange County voters in November than Republicans, which helped build a winning cushion for Democrats in several key races, according to a Times Orange County analysis. Republicans claimed 44% of the new voters, well below their 51% share of all registered voters, a computer analysis of the election by political analyst Dick Lewis of Newport Beach showed. Democrats drew 33% of first-timers, slightly above their overall registration.
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October 31, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twin snafus by Republican and Democratic voter drives in crucial central Orange County races left about 260 residents in doubt about whether they are registered to vote in Tuesday's election. Both parties failed to turn in registration cards received before the Oct. 5 deadline for registering. But attorneys working for Assembly Democrats obtained a Superior Court order Thursday requiring county officials to process the registrations of 163 Democrats whose cards were turned in late.
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August 6, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of Latino groups praised Orange County officials Wednesday for releasing new election material explaining that citizens naturalized less than 30 days before an election are eligible to vote. "Nobody knew about this, because the materials they routinely published didn't include it," Santa Ana attorney Jess Araujo said.
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July 15, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
California Secretary of State Bill Jones will meet Thursday with federal immigration officials to seek their help in checking the citizenship of 1,499 registered Orange County voters. The voters were identified by the House Oversight Committee as "possibly" being noncitizens when they registered, according to a letter sent to Jones from the committee chairman, Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Bakersfield).
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March 18, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The number of registered voters in Orange County has dropped almost 9% since the 1996 election due in part to a new program for purging nonvoters from the active voting list. The program is part of the first systematic effort by the county to remove "deadwood" from voter rolls since the National Voter Registration Act went into effect in California in 1995.
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July 17, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Treading on swampy political turf, Secretary of State Bill Jones on Thursday called on Washington officials to seek help in removing noncitizens from Orange County's voter rolls while not inflaming immigrant rights groups and Democrats. Jones, a Republican, had limited success in brokering a "bipartisan" deal over a list of 1,499 possible noncitizens who are registered to vote.
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July 15, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
California Secretary of State Bill Jones will meet Thursday with federal immigration officials to seek their help in checking the citizenship of 1,499 registered Orange County voters. The voters were identified by the House Oversight Committee as "possibly" being noncitizens when they registered, according to a letter sent to Jones from the committee chairman, Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Bakersfield).
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