7/05/2012

Charlie Rangel Accused Of Disenfranchising Hispanic Voters

Posted by Brian

Ethically-challenged "Good Time" Charlie Rangel may be in more hot water.  On the heels of what looked like a close primary victory in Rangel's longtime Harlem district, he is now being accused of orchestrating shenanigans which did not allow Hispanic voters in his upper Manhatten/Bronx district to receive ballots, told they were not on the voter rolls, or failing to provide assistance to non-english speaking constituents.
Rangel, who has been vocal in his opposition to voter ID laws, claiming they would disenfranchise blacks and Hispanics, is now embroiled in a scandal in which the disenfranchisement claim is based on the appearance, or accent, of the voter.
Whatever happened to the "content of their character, and not the color of their skin", Charlie?

Two-time honoree of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington  list of "Most Corrupt Politicians" - Charlie Rangel
Bid for feds to eye Rangel vote
By SALLY GOLDENBERG
Last Updated: 6:06 AM, July 2, 2012 Posted: 2:16 AM, July 2, 2012

Claiming voter suppression, a national Dominican American organization and state Sen. Adriano Espaillat are demanding the Department of Justice monitor the high-stakes ballot count in Espaillat’s bid to unseat longtime Rep. Charles Rangel.

The Dominican American National Roundtable yesterday called on the feds to “investigate whether access to the ballot was denied or suppressed for Latino/Dominican voters in the Democratic Primary for the 13th Congressional District.
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