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Kissimmee Hispanics drop election suit



Noting a "tremendous increase" in Hispanic voter registration, a group of Kissimmee activists on Thursday dropped a federal lawsuit against the city.

The suit alleged that the at-large elections system hindered Hispanic candidates. But Mi Familia Vota, a national Hispanic group, led a campaign that resulted in the addition of thousands of new voters. "Given that now Hispanics make up a plurality of Kissimmee voters, the remedy no longer lies in the hands of the law, but is not in the hands of the voters," said attorney Darren Soto.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:05pm]


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