North Dakota is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Native American tribe over the state’s voter identification requirements.
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Native American voting rights concern the indigenous peoples within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. Also see our articles on global Indigenous Peoples Voting Rights or Minority Voting in America.
Fourteen days after last votes were cast, the Navajo Nation mounted a wide-ranging federal court challenge to the November 6 election which were dismissed.
Attorneys outlined “seismic” results if the ruling stands: Tribe members would be exempt from state taxes and could impose taxes on non-Native business.
It is especially outrageous for Native Americans to still have to fight to prove residency despite being the only Americans whose ancestors were born and raised on this land for millenium.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to end a constitutional right that automatically grants citizenship to any baby born in the United States.
Research group found that 1 in 40 adult Americans accounting for 2.5 percent of the voting age population are impacted by felon disenfranchisement.
Civil rights groups are expressing outrage over a recent Supreme Court ruling that could make it harder for Native Americans in North Dakota to vote.
North Dakota passed a law that will stop homeless Native Americans from voting due to lack of proof of residency. The whole episode is a tragedy.
North Dakota officials tell tribes of election requirements though some American Indian tribes argued that they sometimes aren’t properly assigned on reservations.
Many believe that Kavanaugh does not recognize the sovereignty of tribes, which govern themselves as independent nations within the United States.