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    Democracy & Voting Rights

    Matt Barreto in Crosscut: “Proposed WA redistricting maps may violate Voting Rights Act”


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    Matt Barreto, faculty director of the UCLA Voting Rights Project and an expert on Latino voting patterns, said that’s a problem because the Yakima Valley has both a large Latino population and a well documented history of racially polarized voting, in which Latino voters consistently choose different candidates than white voters.