Voter Intimidation in Orange County

National Public Radio Reports: Day to Day, October 18, 2006 - California's Attorney General is investigating a letter recently mailed to some people with Latino surnames in Orange County, warning that they could be arrested or deported if they vote in the November election.

The letter, written in Spanish, was on stationery resembling that of a well-known group pushing for tougher enforcement of immigration laws, tighter border controls and changes to federal immigration policies. But the organization, called the California Coalition for Immigration Reform, says it had nothing to do with the letter.

The letter warns newly registered immigrants and naturalized citizens that they could be arrested or deported for voting on November 7. Some in the Latino community say it’s a bald-faced attempt to suppress Latino voter turnout in Orange County. [Read complete article]