Elections Dilute Latino Voice, Lawyers Say

In a written letter, lawyers with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) are demanding that the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District scrap its at-large method of electing trustees.

MALDEF alleges the voting system violates the 2001 California Voting Rights Act because Latinos comprise a third of the eligible voters and their votes are diluted by the other groups that turnout to vote.

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