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New Data Shows Latino Electorate Continues to Experience Wide Variety of Voting Problems at Polling Place

Long waits, lack of Spanish assistance and issues with identification among problems noted by Latino registered voters. New letter to DOJ calls for deployment of election monitors to areas of concern to ensure voter-intimidation does not affect Latinos and other underrepresented communities   WASHINGTON, D.C. – With two weeks to go before Election Day, the […]

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5th Circuit Rules Texas Voter ID Violates Voting Rights Act

Latino Decisions Principals Matt Barreto and Gabriel Sanchez authored an expert report in the Texas voter ID lawsuit which found that  4.7% of Whites lacked an ID, 8.4% of Blacks, and 11.4% of Latinos lacked an ID. On July 20, 2016 the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 9-6 that the district court was correct in […]

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Federal Appeals Court Relies On Expert Report by Barreto & Sanchez in Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals cited an expert report and statewide survey conducted by Matt Barreto and Gabriel Sanchez in finding that SB 14, the Texas voter ID law violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. In October 2014 the district court initially ruled against the Texas voter ID law in which Barreto […]

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Latino Decisions research critical to overturning Wisconsin Voter-ID law

A Federal court struck down a controversial law that would require voters in Wisconsin to show photo identification before they cast their ballots.  This is the latest ruling regarding voter-ID laws which have become a contentious across the nation. U.S. district judge Lynn Adelman issued a 70-page ruling declaring Wisconsin’s voter identification law is unconstitutional and also violates Section […]

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Latino Decisions research critical to overturning Pennsylvania Voter-ID law

A Pennsylvania judge last week struck down a controversial new law that would require voters to show photo identification before they cast their ballots.  This is the latest ruling regarding voter-ID laws which has become a contentious across the nation. Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley ruled that Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law is unconstitutional […]

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