The Last Indian Battleground

The largest voting-rights lawsuit in U.S. history is expected to be filed this week in South Dakota, and it could have an impact on a closely watched Senate race this fall. Four Lakota Indians are challenging more than 600 election statutes that they say may have helped stymie the political power of the state's large Native American population. The suit will contest voting regulations in two overwhelmingly Indian counties on the grounds that the state failed to clear them with the Justice Department as required by the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The tactics being challenged include some targeted successfully by...

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