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Tulare hospital election measure slammed
Visialia Times-Delta

A June ballot measure proposing by-area elections instead of at-large elections for hospital trustees is weighted in favor of a single Hispanic district instead of two, claimed three individuals who spoke during the public comment period of Wednesday’s Tulare Local Healthcare District Board of Directors meeting.

Ballot Measure D on the primary ballot is the result of a lawsuit, filed in 2007 by seven Hispanic citizens, which claims that at-large elections dilute Hispanic representation and violate the California Voting Rights Act of 2001.