Saturday, October 21, 2006

Going after the Hispanic vote...

Tan Nguyen is challenging Rep. Loretta Sanchez in Orange County where the state attorney general's office is investigating a letter received by some Southern California Hispanics that says it is a crime for immigrants to vote, and tells them they could be jailed or deported if they go to the polls next month.

Nguyen claims a staff member sent the letters without his knowledge and has been fired, while the Orange County GOP calls for Nguyen's withdrawal.

It is interesting to note that Tan Nguyen was born in Vietnam and is himself an immigrant. I guess someone convinced him that fear-mongering could work in elections.

(Photo: Ric Francis / AP)