California´s high-stakes recall election is in court again today. This time, a federal judge in Los Angeles is hearing arguments by the American Civil Liberties Union that using outdated punch card machines threatens to disenfranchise minorities.
The ACLU claims voters in at least six counties will still be using the error-prone ballots if the vote is staged on October seventh as planned. The suit asks the judge to delay the election until March.
On Friday, a federal judge in San Jose said he may decide to postpone the election until March because of voting rights concerns in Monterey County. The judge ordered the county not to send out its overseas ballots for now. He scheduled a hearing at the end of this month.