District 19 And The Asian American Legal Defense And Education Fund

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I'm not saying there actually was intimidation and fraud in this election - because I don't really know - but even if there's a hint of it - you gotta check it out....and it's not like the AALDEF goes barking up trees just because they can.

Because that would be a waste of everyone's time.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is asking the Justice Department to investigate last year's City Council election in District 19 and to appoint observers "to deter future discriminatory conduct and intimidation." That was the race where Republican Dan Halloran beat Democrat Kevin Kim, and which we wrote about during our limited-time-only election blog, Brawl For The Hall. At the time, AALDEF told us their observers saw Asian-American voters and volunteers for Kim's campaign harrassed and even assaulted by whites.
Read it in full here.