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Troy Edgar’s 11th Hour Bid for Clerk-Recorder Rejected by Registrar After Surveillance Video Review

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on March 7, 2014

Los Alamitos Councilman Troy Edgar pulled papers to challenge Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen on the afternoon that candidate filing closed. After the Registrar’s office locked their doors at 5 PM, Edgar’s team continued to collect nomination signatures inside the Registrar’s office. A Registrar’s employee and a Sheriff’s Deputy stopped any further signature collection. Edgar’s team submitted exactly 20 signatures, the minimum number required to qualify for the ballot for Clerk-Recorder under the Elections Code. The Registrar rejected Edgar’s filing after viewing surveillance camera footage that confirmed at least two signatures were collected after the 5 PM deadline and therefore could not be counted for filing, so Edgar’s 11th hour bid for Clerk-Recorder was rejected by the Registrar.

8 Responses to “Troy Edgar’s 11th Hour Bid for Clerk-Recorder Rejected by Registrar After Surveillance Video Review”

  1. Greg Diamond said

    So, why was Edgar making this last-minute plunge at all? Were his backers afraid of Hugh Nguyen, Gary Pritchard, Monica Maddox … or Steve Rocco? I honestly don’t get it. Retaliation for some move in another race?

    Nguyen vs. Pritchard seems likely now. They’re both good, honest people. If that’s the November lineup, the people of the county can’t lose.

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  3. HAHA, THAT’s what was going on when I was trying to leave the building! I … I … I think I’ll tell the whole story on my own blog, i have great pictures. HAHA!

    Hey Chris, tell the other Chris to answer my Mimi question.

  4. Scott Carpenter said

    Thanks for reporting Chris. I had to skip out a little early, glad the OC Political team was on all the action!

  5. […] Troy Edgar’s 11th Hour Bid for Clerk-Recorder Rejected by Registrar After Surveillance Video&n… […]

  6. […] I got home to my laptop, I saw the OCPolitical report that Troy and Brett were busted collecting their last couple signatures after the 5pm cutoff […]

  7. My account…… http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2014/03/the-fail-of-troy/

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