Letter from Tribal Chairmen to North Dakota Governor and Legislative Leaders

Before filing their complaint in this lawsuit, Spirit Lake Chairman Douglas Yankton and Turtle Mountain Chairman Jamie Azure issued a joint letter to North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and leaders in the legislature requesting that the Tribal Nations be placed into a single combined legislative district. The letter further details the chairmen’s finding that the legislature’s proposed map is likely illegally drawn in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.