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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday she would join Senate Democrats in backing a compromise voting rights bill, marking the first time this year a Republican has signed on to a measure that likely still lacks enough GOP support to become law. Read more»

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, left, said the Native American Voting Rights Act is needed to guarantee the vote on tribal lands, but attorney Sara Frankenstein, right, said the bill is too broad and will open the door to fraud.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez urged a Senate Judiciary subcommittee to support the Native American Voting Rights Act, which would set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards. Read more»

Final election results in Arizona show enthusiasm was high among voters in Indian Country, where some said they were especially motivated because of the pandemic and issues of race. Turnout was significantly higher in places like Apache County, home to parts of the Navajo Nation and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

Some people with stakes in Indigenous voter rights are looking to the Native American Voting Rights Act to help address physical and cultural voting and election problems for tribal members. Read more»