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Native Americans see voting barriers grow; Pandemic compounds existing challenges

Oct 26, 2020 - USA Today

Patricia Whitefoot lives in the heart of the windswept Yakima Nation in central Washington state. To collect her mail-in voter ballot, the 70-something grandmother recently drove 25 miles each way on pitted roads. But nothing would stop her.

"As the first peoples of this country, we're inherently invested in taking care of this land," says Whitefoot, who, when not babysitting her 5-year-old grandson, stays busy dispensing voting information to other Native American voters by phone and comp...