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Would You Drive 150 Miles to Vote? How Laws Keep Native Americans From Voting


October 15, 2018

Native Americans have some of the lowest voter turnout of any racial or ethnic group. Yet, their votes have made the difference between winning and losing in several elections. Of the 4.5 million eligible voters, just 34% are registered to vote. It’s not just their choice — the legal, cultural and even physical barriers keep them from voting. Attorney Jacqueline De Leon with the Native American Rights Fund joins Soledad O’Brien to discuss the roadblocks preventing Native Americans from voting.


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