2012 Voting News Stories

• • Navajo Nation suing Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education (Las Cruces Sun-News) 12/15/12

• • Unsettling effort: Groups lack justification to enter voting lawsuit (News Miner) 11/11/12

• • Tribes, individuals ask to intervene in Alaska's challenge of Voting Rights Act (Alaska Dispatch) 11/8/12

• • U.S. judge explains ruling on Indian voting; plaintiffs promise appeal (Billings Gazette) 11/7/12

• • Indian Attorney Association to help voters on election day (Native American Times) 11/6/12

• • Judge rejects Native Americans' lawsuit over access to polling places (The Hill) 10/31/12

• • Cherokee Nation issue new photo ID; Card does not meet Oklahoma voter ID criteria (Indian Country Today) 10/31/12

• • Judge rejects Native Americans' lawsuit over access to polling places (The Hill) 10/31/12

• • Judge denies satellite voting for Montana Indians (SF Gate) 10/30/12

• • A history of Indian voting rights and why it's important to vote (Indian Country Today) 10/29/12

• • Native voting in Colorado offers clout (Indian Country Today) 10/25/12

• • Elections 2012: National Congress of American Indians challenges ID laws, promotes Native Voters (Indian Country Today) 10/23/12

• • National tribal group raises concern with Alaska over voter ID laws (Alaska Dispatch) 10/23/12

• • Democracy in 'suspense': Why Arizona's native voters are in peril (The Nation) 10/18/12

• • Supreme Court to take up Arizona voter law (Wall Street Journal) 10/15/12

• • Minnesota's proposed voter ID Constitutional amendment could jeopardize use of tribal identification (Indian Country Today) 10/12/12

• • Montana Tribes file a federal lawsuit for early voting access (KTVQ) 10/12/12

• • Elections 2012: Ready to rumble? The Senate versus the House (Indian Country Today) 10/11/12

• • Mitt Romney answers questions from Indian Country Today Media Network in exclusive exchange (Indian Country Today) 10/10/12

• • Groups mobilize to register Native voters (Native Times) 10/8/12

• • President Obama answers questions from Indian Country Today Media Network iIn unprecedented exchange (Indian Country Today) 10/4/12

• • Why the Native American vote could win the Senate for Democrats (The Nation) 10/2/12

• • Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find ally in Obama (Herald Net) 9/26/12

• • Elections 2012: as goes Indian country...goes the nation? (Indian Country Today) 09/10/12

• • President Obama?s record on Indian affairs for Alaska Native and Native American (Examiner.com) 9/08/12

• • Democrats release pro-tribal platform (Indian Country Today) 9/05/12

• • Native American voices speak loud and clear at the DNC (KOAT7) 9/04/12

• • Republicans ratify positive American Indian platform (Indian Country Today) 8/29/12

•• Alaska sues feds over Voting Rights Act (FedWatch) 8/28/12

• • Alaska sues to avoid federal oversight of elections (KSCW) 8/21/12

• • Democrats slam Rep. Ryan's budget plan for Indian Country (Indianz.com) 8/21/12

• • Native Americans try voicing needs to Obama, Romney (El Paso Times) 8/20/12

• • Republican VP Candidate Paul Ryan?s American Indian Outlook (Indian Country Today) 8/16/12

• • Court won't yet consider Alaska's challenge to Voting Rights Act (Alaska Dispatch) 6/26/12. See case information on NARF website.

• • New federal lawsuit filed over redistricting plan (YourAlaskaLink.com) June 11, 2012

• • Ariz. tribe tangled up over ballot flap (Casa Grande Dispatch) 05/09/12

• • Shannon County will get 6 full weeks to vote early (The Daily Republic) 04/20/12

• • Ruling on Arizona voter requirement mixed (azcentral.com) 04/17/12

• • Oglalas win full early voting - for 2012 (Indian Country Today) 03/24/12

• • San Juan County: we aren't violating Navajos' voting rights (The Salt Lake Tribune) 03/02/12

• • Odds improve for election of an American Indian legislator (Bemidji Pioneer) 03/01/12

• • Cherokee Freedmen: one year later (Indian Country Today) 01/31/12

• • SD Indians sue for early voting (100 Reporters) 01/30/12 See court documents and interview at the Turtle Talk Blog.

• • Navajo Nation sues Utah county over voting issues (Deseret News) 01/12/12






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