Report: Hispanics Disproportionately Hit by Voter Purge

NEW YORK (AP) -

A purge that took 126,000 voters off the rolls in Brooklyn disproportionately impacted Hispanics, according to an analysis.

People with typically Hispanic last names made up 15.2 percent of those removed, compared with 9.5 percent of everyone else. Voters’ addresses were more likely to be in Hispanic-majority election districts.

Scores of complaints were made during the April 19 presidential primary. The New York City Board of Elections suspended two Brooklyn election officials pending an internal investigation into the problems.