Hye Votes Condemns Voter Intimidation

Hye Votes

LITTLE ARMENIA–On Monday, April 22 campaign workers for candidate John Choi were stopped and allegedly threatened with violence by two men who are backing Mitch O’Farrell, Choi’s opponent in the 13th Council District race. After they called a supervisor to come to the scene, a third man then approached and allegedly brandished a gun. These recent alleged incidents of violence on the campaign trail and the use of force are appalling.

Hye Votes strongly denounces voter infringement and disenfranchisement in our community. The organization reiterates that is vital that every citizen have the chance to freely exercise their right to vote and that no voice gets stifled.
Armenian-Americans remain an under-represented demographic and remedying this unfortunate situation is why Hye Votes was created. “Any attempts to interfere with voting or to unfairly influence voters goes against
what Hye Votes stands for,” stated ANCA Hollywood Chairman, Paul  Seradarian, adding, “We strive to broaden democratic engagement in our community, not narrow it.”
Hye Votes Hollywood will be vigilant in bringing to light any activity that goes against its core principles, and the organization will actively combat any instances of voter fraud, infringement or disenfranchisement.
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