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UPDATED February 28, 2014: On February 26, South Dakota approved use of its federal Help America Vote Act funds for satellite early-voting and registration offices in three Indian-...
7 Questions on Native Voting Rights for ACLU's Laughlin McDonald
Last month, Laughlin McDonald, director emeritus of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project, filed his 14th Native civil-rights lawsuit...
South Dakota Working Hard to Make It Harder For Natives to Vote
At the South Dakota Board of Elections July 31 meeting, secretary of state and top elections official Jason Gant declared that he would write to the U.S...
Montana Voting-Rights Backlash; Governor Calls Legislators 'Worse Than Washington'
Montana state Democratic Senator Sharon Peregoy appears to have been ejected from the Senate’s ethics committee—for pounding on her desk during a rowdy protest of all Democratic se...
NCAI, DOJ Weigh in on Behalf of Native Voting-Rights Plaintiffs
The National Congress of American Indians, which has been part of the Native suffrage struggle since its inception in the 1940s, cites Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in a March...
Montana Democrats Rebuff Native Voting-Rights Lawsuit
The Montana Democratic Party has rejected a March 6, 2013, request from Mark Wandering Medicine, Northern Cheyenne, to endorse the Native side in the voting-rights lawsuit, Wanderi...
With 2014 Elections Looming, Ninth Circuit Agrees to Hear Native Voting-Rights Appeal
On February 20, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which includes the nine westernmost states, said it would hear the appeal of a Montana voting-rights lawsu...
Oglala District President Says Few Likely to Vote on Pine Ridge Reservation
Out of the 50,000 Oglala Lakotas enrolled on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, 5,000 are likely to make it to the polls, said District of Oglala President Floyd Br...
United States Backs Native Voting Rights in Montana, Counties Want $90K if They Lose
In spare and elegant prose, the United States has weighed in on behalf of Montana Native voters suing for early-voting satellite offices on the Crow, Northern Cheyenne and Fort Bel...
Early-Voting Advances in South Dakota—Montana Up Next
For the first time, Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation voters will be able to early-vote in a national election in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, their capital and population center...
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