Latino voting lawsuit is a win for the whole county
Four local plaintiffs — along with OneAmerica, a Seattle-based group that advocates for immigrants, and Campaign Legal Center — filed the lawsuit, which had been expected to hit the courtroom this week. The suit argued that the county’s system for choosing county commissioners dilutes the Latino vote. In the end, the settlement calls for a new districting plan that both sides agree will strengthen Latino voting power. It also protects the county from further voting-rights lawsuits for the next four years. So everybody walks away able to claim something of a win.
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