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Saturday, May 06, 2006

House GOP Group Wants Portion Of Voting Rights Act To Expire To End Language Assistance At Polls...

LA Times Nicole Gaouette May 6, 2006 at 08:29 AM

A group of House Republicans wants to do away with bilingual ballots and translation assistance at the polls, a reflection of how tensions over immigration are pervading other issues.

As Congress readies to reauthorize the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the lawmakers are lobbying their colleagues to let the act's language assistance provisions expire.

The 56 lawmakers support the act, but say the language assistance to voters -- provided throughout much of California -- undermines national unity, increases the risk of election fraud, and puts an undue burden on state and local governments.

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