Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans vote in favor of statehood – WTVM.com

It’s about time! Pa’lante! Puerto Ricans vote in favor of statehood By Brandon Twichell (RNN) –While all eyes were on the U.S. mainland during Election Day 2012,the small U.S. territory of Puerto Rico voted in favor of statehood, according to … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Act and Language Minority Rights Explored

  For some reason I’ve become obsessed with NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s recent order ending ‘English-only’ elections in ten upstate counties by applying a federal law enacted to ensure voter participation by American citizens of Puerto Rican heritage that … Continue reading

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More on AG Schneiderman’s inventive use of Section 4(e) VRA

Schneiderman’s inventive use of Section 4(e) of the federal Voting Act Act is an action will burst open an electoral floodgate. I truly admire his “out-of-the-box” thinking but disagree with the statute’s application in those upstate counties. And I will … Continue reading

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AG Schneiderman tells 10 NY counties to help bilingual voters – Could tip state senate

This evening, I came across this Associated Press report on Liz Benjamin’s State of Politics blog about New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sending letters to 10 upstate counties advising them to accommodate Spanish-speaking voters from Puerto Rico as required … Continue reading

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