Commissioners say they're concerned about issues raised in threat of Voting Rights lawsuit

Yakima Herald-Republic

The Yakima Board of County Commissioners said Thursday that its legal staff is reviewing a complaint that at-large county elections violate the Voting Rights Act by disenfranchising Latinos. In a letter mailed Wednesday, four Latino voters, OneAmerica and the Campaign Legal Center said they’re prepared to sue the county, if necessary. The Jan. 15 letter alleged that the county’s election system dilutes Latino votes, and so denies the Latino community an equal opportunity to elect candidates of their choice.

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