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Montgomery County's Hispanic voters deserve as much

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According to the 2010 census, the Hispanic population of Montgomery County is 11.3 percent — roughly double that of adjacent Schenectady County. So how is it that the latter can abide by an order from the state attorney general to accommodate Spanish-speaking voters at the polls where the former can’t? As a story in yesterday’s Gazette indicated, Schenectady County wasted little time responding to a directive sent to 10 upstate counties with large Hispanic populations ...


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albright1
March 6, 2013
8:08 a.m.

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If you can't speak English, how do you know what the candidates campaign platform is? If you live in America, job #1 should be to learn how to speak English.

justapto
March 6, 2013
12:19 p.m.

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Right; give the election away to non English speaking illegals and immegrants who don't care to assimulate. I can see an agenda that could be carried by getting out the 'Spanish' speaking crowd. What about the brochures and signs that will be Spanish only? Now we need to have some one read them in English for the rest of us. My realitives were Polish, some German, Russian,
French; why not them also. NOT a good idea.

cidbil
March 6, 2013
1:04 p.m.

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"Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Unless of course they don't speak English..and if that's the case, screw 'em....

SnowGrinch
March 6, 2013
6:59 p.m.

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Illegals??? Immigrants???
For those Amsterdam residents who were born in Puerto Rico... they are not "Illegal" or "Immigrants"... they were born American Citizens and their only "immigration" is inside their own country.

wmarincic
March 7, 2013
9:52 a.m.

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Wrong again snowgrinch, Puerto Ricans are citizens but DO NOT have voting rights in the U.S unless they were born in the U.S. which if that is the case they should know how to speak English. Please stop making stuff up to suit you're liberal agenda.

albright1
March 7, 2013
12:03 p.m.

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Actually wmarincic, I think they can vote if they live in the US. But they should still learn English. To become an actual naturalized citizen of the US, you must demonstrate a proficiency in the English language. If a voter wants to bring an assistant to translate or help them with the process, they are entitled to do that but asking the citizens of this State or this country to pay for this assistance is wrong.

wmarincic
March 7, 2013
1:10 p.m.

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albright1, you are correct, I was wrong as far as living in the U.S.they can vote They can not vote in P.R. You are also correct, if you are going to live and work here, you have an obligation to learn the language, especially if you are voting.

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