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In Indian Country, COVID-19 Yet Another Obstacle To Casting A Vote

 

November 3, 2020

Navajo voters casting their ballots after riding 10 miles on horseback through Navajo County, Ariz. Talia Mayden/HUMAN

About a week before Election Day, as the Wind River Reservation was bracing for snow, Wyoming State Rep. Andi Clifford squeezed in some roadside campaigning outside of a community hall in Arapahoe.

"Normally we would've been inside," she said. "But we can't, so we're out here."

The reservation's public health orders prohibit large, indoor gatherings. So as Clifford seeks a second term representing Wind River, she and her team have been spending a lot of time outside in the cold.

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/02/930274034/in-indian-country-covid-19-yet-another-obstacle-to-casting-a-vote

 

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