Biwo Vot: Haitian Language Voters
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October 13, 2013, 12:39 PM
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Biwo Vot


This illustration is from Will Hispanic growth help Democrats in Florida?, Sun-Sentinel.Com, By William Gibson March 24, 2011. (Answer in brief: yes, of course. Don`t be stupid.)

But I don`t want to talk about the Hispanic vote, I want to talk about the "Biwo Vòt" sign on a Florida polling station, right below the "Centro de Votación"  sign. Apparently elections in Florida are now held in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. (See a trilingual sample ballot in PDF.)

"Biwo Vòt" means voting office, I. E. Bureau De Vote. Haitian Creole is  the language of Haitians who can`t speak English, but don`t really speak French, either.

But apparently they`re now American citizens, and Miami is officially trilingual!

Here`s a brief roundup on Haitian immigration—I wonder if there are Republicans stupid enough to try to pander to the Haitian vote?