Our data was cited on page 34 of Immigrant Voting and the Movement for Inclusion in San Francisco, a joint publication of Chinese for Affirmative “Democracy Deserts data cited in immigrant voting rights report”
What if a city held an election, and less than half the adults who lived in that city were allowed to vote? Would you call that city a democracy?
Data on “democracy deserts” provided by C.C. Marin of the Independent California Institute show that more than 22.1% of voting-age adults in Los Angeles can’t vote. A quarter of voters in cities as different as Cupertino, Anaheim, and my mom’s hometown of Hawthorne are disenfranchised.