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Judge declines to delay Compton elections

Jan 18, 2011 11:08:19 PM- latimes.com
A lawsuit says at-large elections for City Council weaken Latinos' voting power, and the plaintiffs are pushing for district-restricted voting. They wanted elections put off until their case was resolved at trial.

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has denied a request to delay Compton's municipal elections until a trial determines whether the city's at-large elections violate the civil rights of Latinos by diluting their voting power.