Judge rejects Pascua Yaqui tribe request for early-voting site

Capitol Media Services

“The Pima County recorder’s decision not to reinstate an early voting site on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation has left Yaqui voters behind,” said Danielle Lang, co-director of voting rights at the Campaign Legal Center who argued the case. As to the ruling, she said Soto had ample testimony that tribal members do not have the same access to early voting “that their white neighbors enjoy.” “By deciding not to intervene, the court failed to protect a community that is simply fighting for equality,” Lang said.

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