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    Inequality & Poverty

    Election day mishap in Berks County highlights need for culturally competent poll workers

    “It’s true that some people who are not white Protestant Anglo Saxon have names that make it  difficult for people who don’t have the cultural or linguistic competency necessary to identify that  they are in fact who they say they are,” Sonja Diaz said. “Ultimately, this is not an issue of voter  fraud, but this is just an issue of willful neglect of non white voters and the ways in which they  present themselves to participate in an election and really be able to exert their fundamental  right to cast a ballot.”