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Vocal minority: President Trump has his supporters in Indian Country

 

November 2, 2020

Native American dancers perform at a Donald Trump rally Oct. 15 at the rodeo grounds in Williams, Arizona. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

Native American dancers perform at a Donald Trump rally Oct. 15 at the rodeo grounds in Williams, Arizona. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Myron Lizer has no qualms about it: As one of the top officials on the country's largest Native American reservation, he's a proud Donald Trump supporter.

The Navajo Nation vice president says Native American values – hard work, family and ranching – align more with the GOP than with Democrats.

Lizer is part of a vocal minority pushing the president's agenda to voters long considered the Democratic Party's constituency. But Native Americans may be more politically divided than assumed, though not evenly. As in rural America, jobs aren't plentiful on many reservations and government oversight means economic development moves along at a snail's pace.

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