October 25, 2016

Open records request: How much did SOS Brian Kemp’s foreign language voter assistance videos cost Georgia taxpayers?

Posted by D.A. King at 9:43 am - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

October 11, 2016

Open records request

To: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

Secretary Kemp,

As an active Republican voter, a proud naturalized American citizen and retired U.S. Army veteran, I am disappointed to learn that you have spent tax dollars to produce multiple foreign language videos aimed at potential voters who do not speak or understand the English language. Most school children and all naturalized Americans understand that with very few exceptions, the ability to speak, read and understand simple English is a requirement for naturalization, and that it is a crime for non-citizens to vote in Georgia elections.

I am requesting all documents that discuss or illustrate the cost of the video production of recently released voter registration assistance videos done in the Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Mandarin and Vietnamese languages under Georgia’s open records law.

I may expand this request in the near future, but for the time being, I look forward to your timely reply as set forth in state law.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Ye Sun Wiltse

Evans, Georgia 30809