Voter suppression, gerrymandering expose flaws in America's democracy

A banner encouraging tribal members to vote in the 2018 mid-term elections on the Standing Rock Reservation near Fort Yates, North Dakota, on Oct 26, 2018.
A banner encouraging tribal members to vote in the 2018 mid-term elections on the Standing Rock Reservation near Fort Yates, North Dakota, on Oct 26, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of Native Americans living off the postal grid in North Dakota will not be able to vote in the Nov 6 midterm elections after a judge upheld on Thursday (Nov 1) a new rule requiring voters to show identification bearing their street addresses.

The law is part of a larger pattern of recent administrative changes passed ostensibly as bulwarks against voter fraud, but which disproportionately affect minority voters.

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