Expert Witness Testifies in Voting-rights Trial

Lisa Handley, political scientist statistics expert witness for the federal government, testified in the 2007 Port Chester mayoral election voting-rights trial. Handley said:

She is very confident that the village election system dilutes the Hispanic vote and testified that there is an overall pattern of racially polarized voting in the village.

According to Lower Hudson Online, expert witness Handley analyzed 16 elections and concluded that the candidate preferred by Hispanic voters was defeated in 12 of those races.