- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general has asked the Orange County Board of Elections to explain challenges to voting registration applications filed by at least 30 Chinese-American students at Fei Tian College.

The attorney general’s Civil Rights Bureau in a letter Tuesday is asking the board for copies of challenges to the applications filed this summer, allegedly because the students’ names called into question their citizenship.

The bureau says students received letters in August from the board, notifying them of the challenges, but without information about their eligibility to vote.

The college in Cuddebackville, with a charter from New York’s Regents, says it’s bilingual with bachelor programs in music and classical Chinese dance.

County Election Commissioner David Green says they’ll work with the attorney general’s office. He declined to discuss the challenges.


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