Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Nativo Lopez Recall Violated Federal Voting Act, Court Rules

A Federal Appeals court ruled that the 2003 recall against former sanTana school trustee Nativo Lopez was improperly conducted. The court found that the petitions for the recall were not translated into Spanish. The Federal Voting Rights Act "says that voting materials must be provided in a language besides English if more than 5 percent of voting-age citizens speak that language predominantly, or if 10,000 such citizens in the voting district speak that language."

"The registrar's office was absolutely deficient in providing information to voters that would have an impact on the election," Lopez said. "After 2 1/2 years, someone finally got it right."

The court also wrote that the recall election results will stand unaffected.


At 10:05 AM, Blogger petit bourgeois said...

Who cares?


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