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CA Fwd: How insufficient election funding can hold back voter turnout

A recent post-election panel held by The Future of California Elections (FoCE) to assess the state’s recent primary election revealed a number of issues.
FoCE is a collaborative statewide group funded by the James Irvine Foundation and dedicated to modernizing elections and increasing voter participation.
As one might expect, the voter experience varied widely across the state but a number of problems related to potential disenfranchisement were called out including some confusion among poll workers and voters.

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NBC News: California Votes: This 'Overlooked' Group Could Determine the Clinton-Sanders Race

As California heads into what some are predicting to be a close Democratic primary, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community organizations in the Golden State have been busy pushing AAPI voters to head to the polls on Tuesday. One group is also planning to visit voting sites in central California to ensure language assistance is available to voters with limited English proficiency.

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Inquirer.net: US Census: Asian Americans fastest growing racial group

LOS ANGELES – A new U.S. Census Bureau population report shows that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide.
Between 2010 and 2015, the number of Asian Americans grew 19 percent; during the same time period total overall population growth was only 4 percent, according to an analysis of the Census data by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.

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