Hispanics have never had it easy when running for public office. They have had to overcome prejudices against them. Now not only do they have to defend themselves against prejudices but they have to defend themselves against an unfair election system.
I always had the impression our election process was above reproof. But now after reading the comments of Dolores Provencio's, county recorder, in the Imperial Valley Press, our election process is comparable to that of a dictatorship; the one who counts the votes determines the winner.
Dolores Provencio announced the vote tally showing Ruben Garcia ahead. But then special interest groups complained, and Provenico, not wanting to lose her social standing, went back and disallowed 547 ballots. It was my understanding every vote counted is considered a legitimate vote.
Once you release the official count, it can only be challenged in court. But Provencio would only take votes away from a Hispanic. She would never disallow votes that were intended for Lloyd Allen and Wally Leimgruber. She likes to put the blame on the voters for failure to sign their forms, leaving out their addresses, etc.