Sunday, April 06, 2008

This CAN'T Be Good: "Iowa judge rules English-only law applies to voter information and registration materials "

Back when only Iowans knew he was a jackass, Steve King championed an English-only law, which the state legislature adopted and Governor Tom Vilsack signed in 2002. Last year King (now the member of Congress representing Iowa's fifth district) sued the secretary of state's office for making voter registration materials available in five languages. A district judge agreed that the secretary of state violated the law by providing voters with information in languages other than English.
Read more details and background information at Bleeding Heartland.
Posted by (desmoinesdem) at Sat Apr 05, 2008 at 19:42 # on OpenLeft. Imho, when politicians actively work to reduce the numbers of the enfranchised, they have none but themselves to blame when the disenfranchised resort to other means to have their demands met. Defenestration was a preferred alternative during the reign of the Hapsburgs...

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