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Native American leaders concerned about Voter ID laws


WASHINGTON (Gray DC) A series of recent court decisions could change the rules about how Americans will be casting votes in November, including in North Dakota.

A federal judge blocked North Dakota's ID law, saying it infringed on the rights of Native Americans.

"We have real barriers, they are not perceived barriers, having a physical address is a barrier in many places in Indian country. Having a birth certificate is still a barrier," said Jacqueline Pata, the executive director of the National Congress of American Indians.


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