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Complaint alleges people with disabilities barred from voting

Authors: John Hrabe



Description:

This news article was published on July 28th, 2014 on the website Cal Watchdog.com. Click on the "Web Links" tab above to read the entire article online, it describes ongoing problems in which people with disabilities were deprived of the right to vote. Here is an excerpt taken from the article:

"The complaint, which was filed by the Disability and Abuse Project, alleges that Los Angeles Superior Court judges used literacy tests to deny voting rights to thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. The groupís analysis of 61 conservatorship cases in Los Angeles County found that 90 percent of individuals were denied voting rights. With more than 40,000 conservatorships in California, the group extrapolates that thousands of Californians could be illegally deprived of their franchise."

Excerpt copied on 8/13/14 from calwatchdog.com/2014/07/28/complaint-alleges-people-with-disabilities-barred-from-voting/


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