Posted: November 6, 2008
MN: Allegations that Coleman staffer was translating at polls and advising voters to vote for Coleman
A paid Coleman staffer is alleged to have told Somali voters to vote for Norm Coleman. The Coleman campaign says the person did nothing wrong and was not acting in his capacity as a Coleman staffer on election day. A Somali orgnaization reports that it also received complaints that translators were advocating voting for Franken. Issues arose as well in Colorado on Tuesday when fewer vote centers than expected had Spanish translators available to help voters in Weld County. Language barriers continue to be a problem where improvement has been attempted but more attention is needed to develop a successful solution.