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Letter: Elections Board earns a salute for ballot decision
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Hall County Elections Board members vote Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, to rescind a 2017 vote to adopt bilingual ballots for county and state elections. The decision to provide ballots in Spanish was rescinded by a 3-2 vote. - photo by David Barnes

Congratulations to the Hall County Elections Board for reversing the Spanish ballot that was approved in 2017 without a full board in attendance. The idea of the ACLU indicating that we might be violating federal law because of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 concerning Puerto Rico is ludicrous. Gainesville is a long way from Puerto Rico. 

This might be a another chance for our immigrants to learn the native language: English. 

Doug Phillips


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