Recount

By Matt Hamilton
February 2, 2015

Former state Sen. Lou Correa — who lost his bid for a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors to Andrew Do by a 43-vote margin — has officially sought a recount of last Tuesday’s special election.

Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley confirmed to The Times that Correa submitted his demand for a recount about 7 p.m. Monday.

A recount of the 49,000 votes cast could begin as early as next Monday, and the process would cost $2,400 per day, Kelley said.

The recount casts uncertainty on Do’s election, which gave the five-member board its first ever Asian American majority.

Michelle Park Steel, a Korean immigrant, and Lisa Bartlett, a Japanese American, were elected to the county governing body in November.

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