Native American Voting Rights Are Under Attack In Republican-Run States
These barriers stem from a host of problems, including lack of adequate translation, underfunded county election departments or even hostile local election officials. Many of the new voting laws are damaging to Native voters even if they don’t, on the surface, seem to single them out. “It’s not just policies and laws that specifically target Native voters, of which there are plenty, but some laws and policies that seem neutral have an adverse effect on Native communities,” said Jonathan Diaz, counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit involved in voting rights lawsuits on behalf of Native communities.
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