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March Election Halted

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Published as part of the February 1, 2008 edition. Excerpts
Village proceeds with cumulative voting remedy to voting rights violation
By Jananne Abel

It’s now official; there will be no Port Chester village election on Mar. 18. In fact, there will be no election for trustee of the village until the court orders it. After United States District Judge Stephen C. Robinson’s decision in the voting rights case against the village was released last Tuesday, ruling that the village’s at-large voting system violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and discriminates against Hispanics, there was the expectation that the election would eventually be cancelled, although the 56-page opinion did not specifically address it.

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