Baltimore’s ABC news released an article yesterday regarding voter complications in Arizona. The article stated that Maricopa County in Arizona gave the wrong election voting date on voter cards written inÂ Spanish. Rather than November 6th being indicated on the card, the cards (supposedly only given out in the office to 50 of the counties 2 million voters) read November 8th. All of the wrong cards were in Spanish, there were no issues with english cards. The mistake has been corrected moving forward but the incorrect information is already out.
“It’s a mistake that should not have happened,” Petra Falcon, the executive director of Promise Arizona in Action, told CNN affiliate KNXV-TV. “To know that there’s information out there that’s wrong, it’s going to take a lot of work to make sure that people know the correct date.”
Promise Arizona describes itself as “a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding civic participation in Arizona, particularly among Latinos and youth.”
In a county which has a history of supposed discrimination from law enforcement, and other county personnel, towards it’s Hispanic population (which has resulted in class-action law suites and supposed civil rights violations) this is a step in the wrong direction. One could question if this is another attempt by either an individual or an entity to get minority voters away from the polls on voting day. Could this be the case, or was it simply a mistake? Regardless of what the reason is, this is a mistake that should not have happened.
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