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Orange county's absentee-ballot gaffe is English only

Just got an absentee-ballot flier that Orange County Elex Supe Bill Cowles sent out that mistakenly told voters in English to affix 42 cents to have their vote mailed in. The Spanish-language version has the right postage, 59 cents.

Cowles said it was a mixup and that the story is old. He said he set up an account at the post office to handle the problem and that any voter can call to make sure their vote is counted. Interesting tidbit on Cowles county: It's the number one county for Democratic registration gains since 2004, with a 7.7 percentage-point shift in the party's favor.

Download Orange.pdf

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