Earlier this month, an estimated 14,000 Orange County residents got a Spanish-language letter threatening immigrants with jail time if they voted Nov. 7. Today, the ACLU of Southern California asked Secretary of State Bruce McPherson and Orange County Registrar Neal Kelley to immediately correct the damaging letter.
ACLU/SC Orange County director Hector Villagra urged that a corrected letter be sent immediately to affected residents before the Nov. 7 election.
'The potential damage misinformation like this can cause is incalculable,' Villagra said. 'For all citizens, voting is a cornerstone of the American experience. When you tell immigrants who have become citizens they can go to jail for voting, you are spreading lies, not liberty.'