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    Democracy & Voting Rights

    Sonni Waknin & Chad Dunn in The Seattle Times: “Voting-rights battle in Washington state raises allegations of diluting Latino votes”


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    While such efforts are often associated with the South, voter suppression can occur “anywhere and everywhere,” said Sonni Waknin, a lawyer with the UCLA Voting Rights Project. Chad Dunn, the project’s co-founder and legal director, said Eastern Washington in particular has a history of government discrimination toward a Latino population that has formed the base of its agricultural workforce and grown to become an integral part of the wider community.