“Ventura faces threat of voting rights suit”

VC Star:

In some parts of Ventura, Latinos make up eight in 10 residents. Yet there is no Latino elected official and you’d be hard pressed to find the last one who served on the City Council.

That population concentration and lack of representation may be sufficient to show Ventura is in violation of the California Voting Rights Act.

That’s the view of attorney Robert Rubin, who sent a letter to city officials on behalf of several minority residents, alleging the city’s election practices dilute the political power of underrepresented groups.

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