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Native Americans still fight for voting equality

Mural of a Native American on the side of a trading post that sold goods from tribes on the Navajo Nation near Gallup, New Mexico. (Mike Lakusiak/News21)

Despite gaining the rights to citizenship and voting in 1924 from the federal government, Native Americans in some states could not vote until 1962. Those who live on reservations have consistently dealt with distances and language barriers when it comes to voting. But experts who have studied Native American voting rights said recent changes to legal requirements and provisions for voting have exacerbated those problems.

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Ballot power: The importance of women

Susan B Anthony coin silver dollar

On August 26, Arizona women will celebrate women’s right to vote. Women will commemorate the sacrifices and perseverance of those who fought 50 years to secure for women the right to vote. Women stood in pouring rain and freezing snow. They were beaten, jailed, went on hunger strikes, were force-fed and called crazy for wanting to vote. The women experienced harsh conditions in prison with poor sanitation, infested food, and dreadful facilities.

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Long queues at today’s polls

The secretary of state’s office has been getting reports of long lines at polling places today. Lawyer Thomas Galvin, for example, described on Twitter one polling place as a “zoo.” Reagan is hoping that this means a high turnout, a result of the enthusiasm brought about by non-traditional candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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