Latino rights group pressures U.S. Justice Department over voting irregularities
- 07/24/2012 by Jose Santiago (WBAI)
One of the nation’s oldest Latino Rights organizations is continuing to pressure the U.S. Justice Department to investigate possible voting irregularities in the recent primary race between Congress-member Charles Rangel and State Senator Adriano Espaillat.
Rangel was ultimately declared the winner but not before a Board of Elections recount and lawsuit filed, but later dropped, by Espaillat.
While the outcome of the election seems secure, the organization Latino Justice PRLDEF, has now sent a second letter to the Justice Department outlining its concerns over the many obstacles Spanish-dominant voters encountered when they went to the polls.
Juan Cartagena is President and General Counsel of Latino Justice/Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund…