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FBI Investigates Intimidation of Hispanic Voters

Posted by thelamp on October 26, 2006

The FBI Tuesday began an investigation to determine who is behind Spanish-language letters sent to Hispanics warning that voting by immigrants is a crime.

An investigation is also under way by state Attorney General Bill Lockyer, who was urged by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a letter to “do whatever it takes to find the people who sent these letters and prosecute them.”

The Center for Moral Clarity is appalled anyone would stoop to such a deceitful tactic as intimidating potential voters. The culprit responsible deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The letter, which appears to target voters in the Garden Grove community of Los Angeles, starts by saying that it is being sent because the recipient recently registered to vote.

“If you are a citizen of the United States, we ask that you participate in the democratic process of voting,” the bogus election message states. It continues, ”You are advised that if your residence in this country is illegal or you are an immigrant, voting in a federal election is a crime that could result in jail time, and you will be deported for voting without having a right to do so,” the letter states.

Duly registered Latino citizens, like all eligible voters across the country, should be encouraged to exercise their right to vote.


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