South Korean lawmakers raise concerns over Chinese voters


              FILE - Election Commission officials sort out ballots for counting at the local elections to elect mayors, governors, council members and education superintendents nationwide at a gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea on  June 1, 2022. Members of South Korea’s ruling conservative party have proposed a bill that would place tighter restrictions on the voting rights of foreign permanent residents in local elections, which they insist is necessary to protect the country’s democracy from being undermined by Chinese voters. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
            
              FILE - People wait in line to cast their early votes for the March 9 presidential election at a local polling station in Seoul, South Korea, March 5, 2022. Members of South Korea’s ruling conservative party have proposed a bill that would place tighter restrictions on the voting rights of foreign permanent residents in local elections, which they insist is necessary to protect the country’s democracy from being undermined by Chinese voters. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
South Korean lawmakers raise concerns over Chinese voters