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RUTH BUFFALO

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Partisan operatives like attorney Tim Purdon — a former member of the Democratic National Committee — would like to portray this case as one in which Native American voters were singled out and marginalized. It's just not true.
This issue is complex, with well-meaning and mainstream Americans on both sides, and it deserves better than the sort of with-us-or-against-us rhetoric we're getting from the activists and politicians.
If identity politics matter at all, they matter enough for us to be accurate about it.
In a lawsuit that was inevitable, Native American interests are arguing that North Dakota's new legislative map gives them less representation.
BISMARCK — A Native American activist group has been looking for clarity from state officials in North Dakota on the legality of delivering batches of absentee ballots in the upcoming election, a step they argue would help to alleviate disparities in the accessibility of reservation voting that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.
MINOT, N.D. — Do you ever wonder, when you see people complaining about a business online, if that person even attempted to talk about the problem with the business before complaining about it online?

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They traveled, they witnessed, they listened and they cried. Just before the coronavirus outbreak, a group of 12 people from throughout North Dakota and northwest Minnesota traveled to the Mexican border. They met with migrants, those helping migrants, and border patrol agents.
BISMARCK — In the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody last month, protesters from American communities large and small have taken to the streets with the message that police brutality against people of color will no longer be tolerated.
North Dakota Native Vote announced its plans to encourage civic engagement in the lead-up to the 2020 Census and the state's presidential caucuses and general election.

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