California Hispanics Told It Is A Crime To Vote

| Tue Oct. 17, 2006 12:18 PM EDT

A letter, written in Spanish, has gone out to some Hispanic citizens of California, telling them that it is a crime for immigrants to vote, and that voting could cause them to be jailed or deported. The letter also warns that the state has a computer system that can track down the names of all Hispanic voters.

Several of the recipients of this letter are naturalized citizens of the U.S. The California Attorney General is investigating the mailing, and the sender could be charged with a felony.

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