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Driving 100 Miles, and Other Ways It's Harder for Native Americans to Vote

Global Citizen

Native Americans rank lower than any other ethnic group in the US for voter turnout, and it’s not because they’re less passionate about voting. There’s a long history of changes in voter rights laws in several states which has made it harder for them to take advantage of this constitutional right.

This has serious consequences: In 2008, Native Americans had the lowest percentage voter turnout among any minority group. According to a report from think tank Demos, only 78% of Native Americans who were registered turned out to vote that year. That’s compared to 92% among black registered voters, and 84% of Hispanic voters.[...]