“Asian-Americans Can Gain from Losses at Polls”


Dallas Morning News, November 16, 2006

“…According to the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian-American voter turnout was high for the midterm elections.

Margaret Fung, the New York-based fund’s executive director, said: ‘We are heartened by the growing Asian-American voter turnout around the country. … However, our monitors in eight states also observed that numerous Asian-American voters faced barriers at the polls, especially improper requests for identification from poll workers. In many places, Asian-language assistance is still needed, especially for first-time voters.

‘As Asian-Americans step up their political participation, election officials must ensure that all citizens can exercise their right to vote.‘”

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