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'Blatant discrimination': Native voters face barriers at ballot box

 


WASHINGTON – Native Americans have been “systematically denied access to fair representation” as a result of persistent barriers to voting, advocates and tribal leaders told a Senate roundtable Tuesday.

Witnesses told the informal meeting of senators from the Indian Affairs and Rules committees that tribal voters face a range of challenges, from language barriers, to restrictions with mail-in ballots and lack of access to voting locations. Many of those issues are rooted in “blatant discrimination,” one speaker said.

https://www.indianz.com/News/2018/07/18/blatant-discrimination-native-voters-fac.asp

 

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